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  •  This case stunk from the beginning. The original (6+ / 0-)

    crime was plead out to deferred prosecution with dismissal based on completion of a sex program.  That is were this went bad.  The 30 days was basically for violating the program.  The Judge screwed up by what he said and by not taking advantage of being able to give this guy some serious prison time.

    Most people are missing the point that if he hadn't violated the program he would have been free with no sex or criminal record.  That is the real crime here.

    Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    by thestructureguy on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 04:32:56 PM PDT

    •  So it was bad from the get go (3+ / 0-)

      no wonder the poor girl was so despondent.

      I don't think we are missing the point, just did not have that information. Thank you for providing it.

      However what the judge said afterwards was so wrong on so many levels there is definitely a need to send a very strong message about his frame of mind. His victim blaming is repulsive and wrong.

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