Monday, February 09, 2009

Another Zenk update, for those who care

Peter Bernard Zenk Jr., the violent alcoholic and (presumably, but MFD won't confirm this) ex-Minneapolis fire captain convicted of two felonies in the drunken beating of his sixteen-month old son (and who lived two doors down from me when I resided in Minnesota), was released from jail at 6 a.m. this morning after serving most of his six-month sentence in the Dakota County Jail for his crimes.

He got off way too lightly, in our opinion, based on his violence against women-filled prior criminal history.

Here's yet another example of how utterly selfish this man is: I was informed by someone close to the case that had Zenk served the entire six months he was given, he would have been granted the right to see his son (supervised closely, we fervently hope) six months from now. Because Zenk chose to leave early (for good behavior or some similar reason, we surmise), he now will be (thankfully, for the child) barred from seeing the boy until he reaches 10 years of age. I'm not quite sure how this particular circumstance came about, but it was possibly a condition set by the judge in the case to ensure that Zenk served six full months in jail for his horrific crimes. I will attempt to get more information about this order.

Would any of you fathers out there trade getting out of the pokey about eight weeks early for an additional 8 years or so of not seeing your child, especially if it was your fault that you were there in the first place?

I didn't think so.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would appreciate if you could give any new information on the court order you mentioned in your last blog. Is there any other news worthy of mentioning on this case? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

"Another Zenk update, for those who care".
Disgrace of a Dude got yet another DWI back in February of 2012.
Scary sad.
Scary!

Anonymous said...

I have not been on in years, so I'm glad I saw this. I have yet to check it all out, but I believe he was convicted for the DWI in August. Doug, thanks for your blog. Pete keeps himself under the radar, but any info you get please post. The more I know about his ongoing pathetic life, the safer I feel. Don't let up. On behalf of women, babies,children,dogs... everywhere, thank you. And thanks to you as well Anonymous. I don't care about him, just his ongoing criminal record.

Anonymous said...

Peter abused me and beat me within an inch of my life and then violently raped me and destroyed my things when I was only 20 years old. I am 46 now and I have a child of my own. When I saw his family there to support him in court I confronted them by reminding his parents that thier grand son was beaten by a drunk, crazy, angry man who needs help. They retorted and accused me of being the crazy one. I retorted by informing them that the only thing that made me crazy was abuse from a munipulative, violent drunk. Seven other victims who he had beaten and raped were there to testify. Carma will catch up with him.....but in the meantime, avoid any contact with him. He is very dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Peter abused me and beat me within an inch of my life and then violently raped me and destroyed my things when I was only 20 years old. I am 46 now and I have a child of my own. When I saw his family there to support him in court I confronted them by reminding his parents that thier grand son was beaten by a drunk, crazy, angry man who needs help. They retorted and accused me of being the crazy one. I retorted by informing them that the only thing that made me crazy was abuse from a munipulative, violent drunk. Seven other victims who he had beaten and raped were there to testify. Carma will catch up with him.....but in the meantime, avoid any contact with him. He is very dangerous.