The PJ Tatler

Occupy Dallas: Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a 14-Year-Old Girl

Just like the Tea Party, except for the totally irresponsible lawlessness.

One week ago we got Occupy Dallas’s side of the story concerning the sexual assault that took place at its encampment behind Dallas City Hall. Today, we get the official version from the Dallas Police Department, which is reporting that it has arrested Richard Wayne Armstrong, a 24-year-old “non-compliant registered sex offender,” for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in late October.

According to DPD, which issued its statement via Facebook in advance of a 4 p.m. press conference, the victim was a runaway from her home in Garland; she was picked up at the camp last week and taken to DPD headquarters after they received a tip that she matched the description of the runaway. She was interviewed by Youth Section detectives, and told them that she had sex with the man in a tent at the encampment; she also said she told the man she was 19. Armstrong was identified as the suspect after an investigation by the Child Exploitation Squad.

According to DPD, Armstrong, who presently sits in Dallas County Jail on $200,000 bond, has been charged with two felony counts: failure to register as a sex offender and sexual assault of a child. According to court documents, Armstrong — a former Marine once stationed at Camp Pendleton — has done this before: In January 2009, at a party in Coppell, he sexually assaulted a girl he knew to be 14. When interviewed by Coppell PD and Naval Criminal Investigative Services officers, according to the initial police report, Armstrong acknowledged she repeatedly asked him to stop but said he “had no power over my body.”

More at the link. Occupy Dallas is doing their best to distance themselves from Armstrong. But the message has already gone out: The occupiers generally resist the police, even over trivial matters like food tables, and they don’t report sexual assaults to the proper authorities. To whom does that message speak the loudest?

Not the “banksters.” But some others are definitely hearing it.

If the occupy movement was anything but a pet of the left, it would already have been shut down weeks ago.