Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Eddie VanHouten

We had an unfortunate incident here last week.  The March 2, 2012 show of America's Most Wanted reported that Eddie VanHouten, a convicted pedophile, jumped parole in Arizona several years ago and is at large, possibly in Mexico.

Well, they are (or were) right about him being in Mexico.  He is the mechanic who helped me make repairs to my windless last year.




Someone who had watched the show saw Eddie, or Butch as he was known here, and mentioned this on the cruisers morning radio net.  Butch was on board one of the boats in the marina repairing its diesel engine.  He couldn't hear the radio from where he was, so the owner foolishly told Butch about it, and asked if this report was true.  Butch's response was to drop his tools and disappear, running full tilt down the dock, to the parking lot, into his truck.  The boat owner called the TV show, and was chastised by the host for giving Butch the heads up that allowed him to escape.  Needless to say Butch has not been seen and the boat owner is trying to find a new mechanic.

I was shocked when told about Butch, and it took a few moments to come to terms with the change in his status, from an amiable acquaintance to a sexual predator.  He was on the docks all the time doing boat jobs, and seemed to be easy going and cheerful.  I offered him a beer once while he was working for me.  He declined saying he had given up drinking as it made him "crazy".  I guess so.

16 comments:

  1. Whoa. An adventuresome day in paradise. Left his tools and ran eh? Anything worth keeping? Must be hell on these guys to have to re-equip every time they re-locate.

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  2. Eddie actually jumped parole from Trinity County, California.

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  3. It is too bad that the individual, who recognized him on the show, did not contact the show or the US Marshals before blabbing on the net. At this point it became very public knowledge. Seems to me this is the person who should have been chastised if anyone about allowing Butch to escape if he has.

    He jumped probation, not parole, which is very different.

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  4. eddie van houten is my unlce and he is innocent of all charges. he was set up by some guy who was angry at butch for a bad deal with regards to a piece of land they bought together

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    1. Butch is my brother and Anonymous is telling the truth. His attorney was a drug addict and Butch was the last case he handled before rehab and surrendering his license to practice law. He was set up by a former partner and the child he was accused of molesting was coached by her mother (served time for prostitution) and grandmother (served time for prostitution). Run, Butch run! Live free or die free.

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  5. You better watch it on the American Criminal Justice system. The system is so horny and in need of a job they will nail anybody to the wall. I know Butch, good guy, judge a man by what he does, not a criminal justice system that lies, cheats and sends innocent people on the run, jail or to the needle.

    Maybe the prosecutors had ants in their pants...

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  6. In addition, you flippin' people looking to escape the USA should be happy you have escaped and quit trying to bring your witch hunt to Mexico. Go Home! Plenty of witch burning up there. If Butch fixed your boat and you are happy, peace.

    I'll be happy to inform you Mexico is a soverign nation and has reviewed his case. Mexican immigration is fully aware of his situation. He works here peacefully and dosen't bother anyone. Once you clear Cabo, the course is 330 magnetic for the Baha bash. Have fun and don't come back!

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  7. I hope they catch this scumbag and put him in general population. I saw him in la Cruz with a Mexican gal and a young daughter of about five. I assumed the Mexican woman was his girlfriend . He denied this but told me the young girl was a " light of his life". It's nothing compared to the damage he has done to his young victims but he is a shit mechanic also . I know of two separate boat owners who had their engines essentially destroyed by butch. One poor guy had to cash in retirement funds to replace the motor. Diesels can be replaced and cruising dreams can take a different shape but the shattered innocence of his victims is gone forever. The cruisers who tipped him off or speak highly of him because he fixed something or told a joke should be ashamed. They enabled this mine to find and damage other victims. Shameful And disgusting.

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  8. Eddie's Brother, William C. Van Houten, tried to murder me with his knife, Eddie came to bat for me with the police and told them he's "NOT SURPRISED SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED AS BILL ALWAYS HAD VIOLENCE IN HIS RELATIONSHIPS!" I don't personally know Eddie, but he looks exactly like his brother Bill, is Eddie really 6"8" or is that a typo? All I do know is that I would have thought these are pictures of Bill!

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    1. Yes he is 6'8, Butch is my grandfather. I spent every year of my life from the age of 2 up to about 16 visiting in the summers. NOT ONE TIME has any of this shit ever happened ! All of my cousins spent time with him as well and no such accusasions EVER MADE! He has always been the most caring and personable person I have ever met. I miss him dearly and all of this bs has ruined many peoples life's.

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  9. I will tell you all to SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! That is my father and he is inocent!!! The man that crossed him is LARRY STANICH a know drug dealer in HOOPA Ca. and also in DANA POINT CA. Larry was selling drugs to kids and my dad tryed to stop him by telling the cops. The two kids were just pawns. Thw mother and grandmother bought drugs from LARRY STANICH and told lies to keep them selves out of trouble. THEY were (are) both prosituts.The lawyer that was apponted to my father was on METH and this is a fact not made up. He gave up his law licence a few days after my dad was sentanced. And why no one in the justice system whanted to help, Well because they only wnat to convict people and not get to the truth THIS IS BULL SHIT..PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND TAKE A HARD LOOK ITS NOT A HAT!!

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  10. I saw Eddie about a month ago and he seemed to being doing ok under the circumstances. Has anyone seen him lately? Is he doing ok? *kb

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  11. If you say Butch and Bill look alike then that means you don't know either one of them. Butch has olive complection, naturally curley hair, 6-8" and really thin and lanky. Bill was barely 6 feet tall, rather chunky, was fair complexion and had blue yes, dark blonde hair that was straight. Bill was murdered in April of 1988. They were (are) my brothers and they were night and day. Butch was set up by his former best friend, Larry, because Butch testified against him and Larry served several years in prison and vowed to get back at Butch -- there was also a land deal that went bad. This was Larry's revenge.

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  12. I have remained silent about this situation for some years now. I was raised with Butch and thought of him as my grandfather. All of these accusations against him are false. Everyone needs to pay attention to this Larry character. He is scum in my opinion. As for the girl that coached her daughter into this story is not only a prostitute, but has a sever drug habit. I felt really bad for her daughters being so neglected. As for my papa, I spent many summers with him and never once had to worry about anything inappropriate happening. He was even a safe haven in my teenage years when I had trouble coping. If it had not been for him I would not know how to ride a horse, drive a tractor, or bake chocolate chip cookies. I just pray that the truth comes out soon and Butch can go back to the life he deserves.

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  13. There is a large cash reward for his capture. If you know where he is please tell me so I can call crime stoppers and get paid!

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  14. He needs to turn himself in otherwise he will be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life............

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