posted on Oct, 16 2007 @ 01:27 PM
Very good news that they caught him. However, and don't quote me on this, but the maximum sentence they can impose for Child Abuse/Molestation in
the state of Nevada is between 2 and 20 years. Of course this would depend upon if they convict him under multiple counts for different crimes such
as child pornography, rape, etc. Generally, child abusers rarely get stiff punishment and most that I see in the prisons are generally in for 1 to 5
years, which is quite a sad statistic when coupled with the fact that many of them are released before they max out. My guess would be that they will
try to convict him of as many charges as possible to get the maximum sentence imposed, but they can't do anything overly dramatic as it would set a
precedent for any future cases as well.
Having taught classes in both Federal and State Prisons I can virtually guarantee that he will be assaulted at some point...if not on multiple
occasions. It's almost wholly dependant on where he serves his time as well, as low level security facilities are not known to have the high rates
of violent offenders that most maximum security facilities do. This would lower his chances of his being assaulted, and it seems that because these
low level security facilities are the ones that usually house these types of offenders his punishment may be lower as well.
Like many of you, I truely hope that this case does set a precedent, but I highly doubt it will. Most child endangerment cases and child molestation
cases fall within the Level II Security Grid in most states, and carry lighter sentenses than cases involving murder, manslaughter, etc....so I guess
we will have to wait and see what punishment will be handed down.