David Wengender Was in Charge of Watching Stepgrandkids, Made Girl "Touch It" Instead

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David Wengender, convicted molester.
David Wengender, 72, was in charge of watching his two stepgrandchildren while the kids' parents were out of town.

"Grandpa Dave" ended up molesting one of the kids he was supposed to be watching, resulting in his conviction by a jury yesterday.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from the Greenacres Department of Public Safety, Wengender was in charge of taking care of the kids in February 2010 while the children's father and his oldest son were at a NASCAR race in Orlando and their mother on a cruise in Mexico.

The boy Wengender was in charge of called his father around midnight on February 12, 2010, saying that his sister had come out of Wengender's room crying, and his sister said Wengender had forced her to "touch him down below," according to the cops.

The young man also told his father he heard his stepgrandfather tell his sister that she "didn't have to do it anymore" and "don't tell anyone," the report says.

That's when the cops got involved, and the little girl told police that there were two incidents in the two days Wengender was in charge of watching her and her brother, which started with Wengender making the girl touch his penis and taking a full-on nude shower with the girl, according to police.

Then, Wengender had the girl get in bed with him and made her "touch it," the report says.

The girl told police Wengender also put his hand inside of her pants, the cops say.

Wengender's version of events to police was that he and his stepgranddaughter were "kissing back and forth a little bit" and that "he 'could have' or 'might have' directed her hand onto his penis," the report states.

He later told police he "feels sorry for [redacted] and everyone else involved."

Wengender was convicted by a jury on two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and faces a maximum of life in prison on both counts at his sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled, according to the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office.


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pink606
pink606

hate hate hate hate hate hate child molesters!!!  wtf is wrong with people these are the kind of people who should be sent to death they WILL do it again!! this is sickening!! @0272d8ef1b6d0f232265b379954552df:disqus  I am sorry that you are going through this and glad that you believe her like no child at 7 would say i want to kill myself out of the blue.. hope everything goes well on your case

Scretch
Scretch

A maximum sentence of life for each count, WOOHOO! Let this be a warning for all the pervs out there-your time is coming. Keep it in your pants.

Surprised!
Surprised!

I am surprised they did anything to the pervert! MY 7 year old stepdaughter lives in Florida and this summer she confided to her father and I that her mother's boyfriend has been molesting her for 2 years - We contacted DCF in Florida and they have done nothing! The caseworker even said she doesn't believe her (although she had never met the child prior to saying that) and even tried to close the cse TWICE! We opened a criminal investigation in Florida and the detective also doesn't believe her! He has also said he is closing the case.  He said the only way he would be able to do aything is if the boyfriend CONFESSED! So we went to court there last month and the judge said that the child is to return to the mother's house (he did give us a temporry restraining order against the boyfriend and made him move out) after speaking to the detectives UNLESS the detective felt that the child SHOULD NOT return to her mother's house and then she could be returned to her father.. So the detective told the child she is going back to her mother's house and the child said, "If you send me back there, I will kill myself" - SHE IS SEVEN! So, instead of sending her back with her father, they BAKER ACTED a seven year old and put her into a mental facility for FOUR DAYS where she continued to tell them that her mother beats her, her mother's boyfriend touches her, she is scared of them both and will kill herself is she has to go back there -- They contcted the CPI in Florida to tell her all of this and she INSISTED that the child is to be returned to the mother!!!!!!!! Now, mind you, there is PHYSICAL EVIDENCE of this abuse (2 doctors have said thi and her hymen is ruptured, she also has CHRONIC VAGINITIS that we treated for THREE MONTHS that won't go away) and she is continuing to say it yet she is still with the mother!!!!!!!!! I have contacted the Governor's office, DCF, CPI, the police, Internal Affairs, EVERYONE and NOTHING is being done!!!!!! Come to find out, the caseworker who said she doesn't believe my stepdaughter's accusations has only worked there for SEVEN MONTHS and she has NEVER INTERVIEWED A CHILD BEFORE MY STEPDAUGHTER!  At this point, all we have is a temporary restraining order on the boyfriend and  hearing set for next week (that keeps getting continued - This will be our third trip to Florida in a month for a hearing on this) yet she keeps being sent back to her mother.. We have a gut feeling that her mother has known about the abuse because of some of the things the child has said and she CONTINUES to SUPPORT HIM! She sat in court on Tuesday, HOLDING HIS HAND and HER MOTHER IS PAYING FOR HIS LAWYER! It is INSANE the way the justice system fails these children in the state of Florida!!!!!!!!!!

mandy
mandy

just another way for them to avoid paper work. poor baby. just continue to support her the way you have been. im sure that will count for something when she feels like wveryone has turned their back on her. have you tried going on change.org? they may be able to help you get a petition going. a collective voice gets attention and wakes people up. maybe the judge or SOMEONE will change their tune. ill pray for all of you. especially for her. i hate stories like this.....

punkin003
punkin003

I am so sorry to hear of your troubles.  I hope you and her father win this case.  I hope your stepdaughter will find a way to recover as well.  This is truly a heartbreaking story and I hope in the end she will be happy.  There is NO excuse for any child to have to go through this.  NONE AT ALL.  May God be with you and your family and hopefully you all will find some healing.  Sending well wishes and prayers your way.

Surprised!
Surprised!

Thank you punkin - We are hoping for the same.. The poor child feels that no one believes her and it is just sickening :(

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I'm also sorry to hear this - I have a friend who's a social worker and said that the wives usually take the boyfriend/husband's side.  I imagine it's a really hard thing to deal with, but it doesn't make it go away.  I'm so so sorry for your step-daughter - if there's anything I can do to help, just let me know - maybe my family can help in some way.  I'm sending all my love and kindest thoughts to your and your family - especially your stepdaughter.

Surprised!
Surprised!

I will bookmark this story and keep you posted :) 

punkin003
punkin003

It certainly is.  I hate these stories.  I am still amazed at the amount of sick scum bags we have in this world.  I wish there was some way you could keep us informed of how this turns out.  My thoughts are with you and best wishes to you and your family.

Nicolette
Nicolette

Talk about Grandpa NASTY!! Poor kids!

VANESSA
VANESSA

Piece of FUCKING shit. & all they ever get is a slap on the wrist. Child molestation should be punishable by death. There is no rehab for these types of offenders. It's really fucking simple. They will ALWAYS do it again to someone else.

punkin003
punkin003

Well said Vanessa and i could not agree with you more!

Guest
Guest

Please please give this scum life and look for his other victims

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

SICK  too bad this sick pervert will get a free ride in prison paided for by the taxpayer's.

4realpoetess
4realpoetess

I hope they give the bastard life in solitary! No life with BIG BUBBA sounds better!

punkin003
punkin003

This sick SOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Too bad his stepson (the father) or the child's mother didn't place their hands on him!  If someone did this to one of my kids, I would've gladly done a little jail time to make him really sorry for what he did to my child!  When it comes to my kids, I'm like a mama bear protecting her cubs!  I don't know if he'd even be alive to stand trial.  In my case, hopefully I could've pled it was a "crime of passion" and gotten off lightly!  There's a special place in hell for this POS and I hope he endures nothing but pain and suffering for the rest of his miserable life!I also hope this little girl will get the help she will most definately need to get her life somewhat back to "normal". Bless her sweet heart. May angels watch over her.

SomeoneClosetoFamily
SomeoneClosetoFamily

We all say we'd do......but when the situation happens to you.....you are in a protect your child mode.....given the presence of police, and the thought of a child losing you too....the family is grateful that the dad didn't let his anger get the best of him to throw this scumbag over the balcony....but chose instead to be the comforting dad his daughter needed then.  again...i hope you never have to be tested in this type of situation....to find out what you'd really allow yourself to do in the midst of your anger and fury of learning your daughter was violated.....not to mention the trust you had in a man that was in your family for decades...

FourthandTen
FourthandTen

this really makes me sick to the pit of my stomach. based on what i have read about this type of sickness there is no way this was the first time this sick pervert molested children. i find it impossible to believe the son or daughter (parents of the kids) of this scum bag was clueless about the "step" grand pa's sickness and should be equally at blame for leaving him at their house with the 2 step grand kids why they caroused on vacation......this world is falling deeper into bottomless black pit each day........

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

FourthandTen, as his step-daughter, as a now adult woman who spent her childhood and adult life around this man, I find your comments about the rest of us really cruel, judgmental, and mistaken.  Your comments are like a written assault, or written re-raping of the entire family - it's our fault that this happened?  We should have known better?  Why isn't his wife equally to blame for leaving them alone?  She spent all her time with him - why is it the parents of the kids who are also scum?

If this wasn't the first time he did this, it was the first time any of us ever knew about it.  My sibling and sibling-in-law would have NEVER left their children alone with him if they thought they would be put in harm's way or endangered - NEVER.  And I'm sick to the pit of *my* stomach for your comments about them.  I wouldn't assume that you would intentionally put your kids in danger, why would you assume that about someone else?  Carousing on vacation?  Really?  You're assuming so many things without knowing my family. our history, our hopes for the future, and all the hurt and permanent damage it's caused us and the future we'll never have - and I'd like an apology.There's a lot of darkness in the world, but there's a lot of love too.  There are a lot of good things that aren't reported or discussed: helping an elderly person by holding the door open, donations to food shelters, spending time with youth and encouraging their development - just doesn't make for attractive media.  Yeah there's a lot of darkness, but there's a lot of light and love too - feel free to do your part to turn the descent into the black hole around.

SomeoneClosetoFamily
SomeoneClosetoFamily

NO ONE in the family would have predicted this.....and have been devastated by this.Your comments about the rest of the family are unfounded and insulting!  A vacation with one's middle aged mother is hardly a carousing type of vacation, which as you might more correctly imagine turned into a nightmare....when stranded on an ocean, unable to turn around a boat, to get to your children.    One only hopes that when you go on your first vacation in 10 years with your mother, that it doesn't turn into the most horrific time of your life!  Keep your venom for the offender.....the child molester deserves it ALL as he fooled everyone! The family are all victims along with these two children.  And they deserve your compassion, not venom!  

Scretch
Scretch

Bet you're right about his past. The guys' got some evil eyes!

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