Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hold your breath and hope.... or move.

This is just so ridiculous. How about if the guy moves in with her, then she can watch him all day and night... every day.,2933,196947,00.html

Judge Rules Sex Offender Too Short Prison; Gives Probation Instead

Thursday, May 25, 2006

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.
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."


Jonathan said...

"I truly hope that my bet on you being OK out in society is not misplaced."

Of COURSE it's misplaced! The recidivism rate among child predators is about 90%!

Good God, we're becoming a nation of pussies!

Kelly said...

I know. She should have just said,

I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that you don't screw (literally) and destroy another kid.

Lots of luck.

p.s. You are very funny at Jenn's site.

Louie said...

I guess this will keep this man safe from eminent death. Poor fellow. /sarcasm/

And like you said, maybe the judge should let him move in with her, maybe she has a thing for shorter men. This just makes me sick!!!!!