posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 10:37 PM
Well, legally speaking, 5 year olds cant give consent. So whether he enjoyed it or not, it was a crime.
She does deserve to pay for the crime, I just dislike double standards.
Justice should be meted out the same despite your social or economic status, despite your skin color or ethnicity, and despite your gender. This
sentence just violates my sense of fairness because it was a non-violent crime, and as far as we can tell from the article, a one time event, and she
at 21 could not have been a habitual offender, and no one would have given a sentence that long to a male offender for that type of crime.
I googled afterward to try to find a case of a male getting that sort of sentence for the same type of crime and I couldnt. The best I could get was
Gerald R Bendig, 52, was first convicted of raping a child in Bristol Township in 1973. Then again in 1976. A third child-rape conviction in Lower
Bucks followed in 1981, prompting a judge to sentence Bendig to the maximum of 20 years.
It wasn’t enough. Bendig maxed out that sentence in 2001, left prison and moved to Norristown, Montgomery County. In 2006, he raped a 10-year-old
boy from an immigrant family.
Bendig was found guilty of that crime in May. And on Wednesday, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill said Bendig’s four child-rape
convictions were more than adequate for meeting the requirements of Pennsylvania’s “threestrike” law, which allows for life sentences for repeat
Not that there may not be instances out there, but I didnt find them. Maybe they were just quiet and generated no press. There were a couple UK
cases, but again like the guy above, they were multiple offenses.
And then there is this guy, from our neighbor Canada;
A Montreal man convicted of sexually assaulting his young daughter and posting pictures of the crime on the internet has had his prison sentence
reduced by the Quebec Court of Appeal.
In a 2-1 ruling on Tuesday, the court ruled the man's crimes were not among the worst sexual assaults ever committed, and agreed to reduce his
sentence from 15 years to nine.
"There was no violence, such as gagging, threatening or hitting the child," Judge Lise Côté wrote.
15 years was too harsh for this poor fellow. (/sarcasm) Even though he molested his daughter starting at 2 years old, and continued for 2 years.
PLUS he had been in trouble for sexual assault on a child at 17.