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Sex Offender Richard W. Thompson too Short to Survive in Prison? Who cares!!!

What is wrong with judges in this country? A 5-foot-1 man can sexually abuse a 12 year old girl but some how he is too short to survive i n jail according to a judge. First of all who cares, second of all how is being too short a defense? This low life had no problem molesting a child, yet some how our legal system protects him as he is too short to survive i jail. What ever happened to protecting the children, the defenseless of our society?

A judge’s decision to sentence a 5-foot-1 man to probation instead of prison for sexually assaulting a child has angered crime victim advocates who say the punishment sends the wrong message.

But supporters of short people say it’s about time someone recognizes the unique challenges they face.

Cheyenne County District Judge Kristine Cecava issued the sentence Tuesday. She told Richard W. Thompson that his crimes deserved a long prison sentence but that he was too small to survive in a state prison.

Though he could have been sentenced to 10 years behind bars, he ended up with 10 years of probation instead. On Thursday, the state’s attorney general, Jon Bruning, promised to appeal within two weeks, calling the sentence far too lenient.

“I’m concerned about the message this sends to victims and perpetrators,” said Marla Sohl with the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition, adding that it shows more concern is being placed on the criminal and his safety in prison than the victim.
(Yahoo News)

How can height play a part in the sentencing of a sexual predator? Obviously his height did not prevent him from committing the crime. This just plays in a long line of judges who would rather protect the rights of child molesters than their victims.

May 26th, 2006 at 07:39pm Posted by | abused, child welfare, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault | 5 comments