Sunday, May 28, 2006

Open For Discussion

SIDNEY, Neb. - 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. (Editor's note: He did this more than once!)

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."

Thompson will be electronically monitored the first four months of his probation, and he was told to never be alone with someone under age 18 or date or live with a woman whose children were under 18. Cecava also ordered Thompson to get rid of his pornography.

He faces 30 days of jail each year of his probation unless he follows its conditions closely.

"I want control of you until I know you have integrated change into your life," the judge told Thompson. "I truly hope that my bet on you being OK out in society is not misplaced."


unbelievable said...

Sounds misplaced to me. Put the SOB in general public, in prison where he belongs. So that Bubba can have is way with him.

W. R. Hearst said...

When I first saw this story on the news last night, they said the judge was worried about "Bubba" taking the runt as his 'Beetch". They like those child molesters in prison, which is where he belongs.

hang ten said...

any person that makes the streets of our society unsafe for ladys and kids should be terminated!

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