My mistake in believing Keegan William Kangas
(Michigan Inmate #937832)
Part 9

       Kangas's denial of facts
    Kangas made it clear to me that he wanted an attorney to undertake an appeal for him pro-bono. I now realize this is absurd as not one, but two girls gave evidence against him, and (I now discover) there is incriminating evidence on his old Facebook account. If he attempts to deny the messages were written by him, then the IP address, i.e., a digital fingerprint, will confirm the ISP account used, the sender, location, telephone number/account used, and the times of the messages. There would be no point whatsoever in another trial. Period.
     He has made frequent reference to how he sought 'exoneration', but also said he intended abandoning his claim to innocence to secure parole in December 2018, but he would then retract this after being released in order to pursue exoneration. In reality, an admission of guilt (in order to obtain parole) would surely prevent exoneration, and in the upshot, his plans seem to be very confused. The fact of the matter is that there is no possibility that Kangas can succeed in having his conviction overturned.
     Furthermore, I understand it is unlikely that a Tier III CSC3 sex offender will secure parole or an Early Release Date, when first considered (Kangas will be eligible to be considered for parole in December 2018.) State law (791.233 Grant of parole; conditions; Sec. 33) says:
"A prisoner shall not be given liberty on parole until the board has reasonable assurance, after consideration of all of the facts and circumstances, including the prisoner's mental and social attitude, that the prisoner will not become a menace to society or to the public safety."
    On consideration of his emailings to young females since incarceration, and some of the remarks he has made (as included below in [13] Conclusion), it would be astonishing if the Parole Board considered it appropriate to release Kangas for some years to come in view of its obligation to protect girls and young women. In the sentencing hearing of 29 July 2014, the Judge said the sentence was to 'curtail' Kangas's targeting of young women. However, on looking at how he has behaved up to the present time, some may question how successful this has been.

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