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  •  You are misreading the article. (0+ / 0-)
    The agreement called for prosecutors to put the case on hold for three years. The charges would be dismissed, the agreement stated, if Rambold completed a sex offender treatment program and complied with other conditions.
    The charge would have been DISMISSED had he completed treatment.

    Anyways, MOST cases of "consenual" statutory rape, where the victim, although not legally able to consent, was a willing participant, end up with only a small amount (if any) of jail time and a lengthy period of probation.  

    Sure, this is on the lighter end, but that is explained by the presence of this earlier agreement.  I don't think this sentence is outrageous, or has anything to do with misogyny.

    Not everybody thinks more jail is always the right answer.  Most research in fact shows it is the wrong answer if you are primarily concerned with rehabilitation and long-term protection of the public  (rather than pure vengeance).

    We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    by RageKage on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:53:46 PM PDT

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