Too Short for Prison?

Written by commonsensejournal on June 5th, 2006

First we have the Debra Lafaye lady who raped one of her students, whose lawyer stated that she was “too pretty for prison.” Now we have a judge from Sidney, Nebraska that stated that a convicted pedophile is “too short” for prison. Huh?

A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead.

His crimes deserved a long sentence, District Judge Kristine Cecava said, but she worried that Richard W. Thompson, 50, would be especially imperiled by prison dangers.

“You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child,” she said.

But, she said, “That doesn’t make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category.”

So a person can just get probation after assaulting a child by just be a few inches shorter than most people? That is sick and crazy.

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