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PARIS, Texas - A teenager who has profound mental disabilities was sentenced to 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in a sex abuse case involving his 6-year-old neighbor.
Aaron Hart, 18, of Paris, was arrested and charged after a neighbor found him fondling her stepson in September. The teen pleaded guilty to five counts, including aggravated sexual assault and indecency by contact, and a jury decided his punishment.
Lamar County Judge Eric Clifford decided to stack the sentences against Hart after jurors settled on two five-year terms and three 30-year terms, The Dallas
Originally posted by RenDMC
The law is messed up. Here in England, you get more years for stealing money from a post office than sexual assault. Some guy I knew was strapped for money and went into a Post Office with a knife, he flee'd with nothing and got caught, he recieved 6 years in prison for threatening, attempted kidnap (like wtf?) and something else that I can't remember. Another guy around these ways pushed a drunken girl into a bush and doodled her, he got 2 years for sexual assault and pay her £600 (like again... wtf!?)
The whole system is weird, I don't think anyone knows how long you'd get for crimes anymore. That's probably why so many people do things like that, the sentencing is like Monopoly landing on chance INCLUDING the get out of jail free card.
Originally posted by Darthorious
reply to post by Dreamer420
He should of robbed a bank instead lol
Well chances are he will be institutionalized at a psychiatric hospital if he isn't already there. Not sure though how in this case 100 years is appropriate if all the facts are being reported correctly.
If this was standard practice we wouldn't need a sex offender registry list. Not sure how an adult can get away with a few years and probation. When the MR kid gets 100 years.
Originally posted by desert
Someone help me out here...a 47IQ is, what, about the cognitive level of a 4-5 year old? Is everything in Texas black and white, without shades of gray or nuance...no, the jurors obviously knew this case did not fit into a "law", so they could reason. The judge in this case is not acting with reason, let alone wisdom.
To send someone with a 47IQ to a prison is criminal. If that is "the law" in Texas, Texans need to change it.
Originally posted by wclv13
reply to post by Dreamer420
You did see this was in Texas right?
I did a cross country trip 15 years ago, and purposefully avoided that huge "state".
please do not judge a massive multicultural and extremely diverse group with your uneducated bias and misconceptions
Originally posted by blackthorne
this is texas, remember? they enjoy treating the mentally disabled like this. it also probably has to do with the fact that they were both boys!