Perv given probation because he's too 'small' to do time in the clink
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 now short-in-stature child molesters can avoid prison time because the judge deems your size puts you at a greater risk of becoming someone’s b*tch in lockup — what is this judge doing?!
Dome tip to Shakes Sis, who says:
The thing about this that’s really getting on my last good nerve is that this guy wasn’t convicted of robbing a bank or jacking a car or murder. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a child. What concern did he show for that child’s safety? He abused someone weaker than he was—and now he’s getting out of the prison time he so richly deserves because the same thing might happen to him, by a design of his own making. Unbelievable.