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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

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  1. Sigh, if only I was a shorter man. Think of all the crimes I could get away with!
    SM: What a sad commentary, huh? Height challenged as a defense.

    Comment by japanprobe | May 27, 2006

  2. Maybe this is why women get away with crimes!

    Comment by hmmm | May 31, 2006

  3. Dangerous precedent. If you’re short, you get special treatment, and it’s ok to rape children. I’m short, and it’s true short people have some difficulties, like the way shelves are stocked in stores, but, hey that’s life. Tall people have difficulties too, like low ceilings. Obese people are to fit in small seats just about everywhere. There are too many murderers who started with “innocent” little rapes, then esculated to make their crime more “fun” to them.

    Comment by mary | July 4, 2006

  4. This is just unbelievable. Would he have gotten the same slap on the wrist if he had not only molested but killed the child in question. Who gives a FF how short he is, send the SOB to the pen where he belongs. They know how to deal with child molesters in there. They get just what they deserve. I can not believe that a Judge in the USA would give only 10 years of probation for such a deplorable crime as molesting a young child. Judge I hope when you die and try to get into the pearly gates of heaven that the good Lord boots you out and into the pit with the devil himself.

    Comment by Diana | September 29, 2006

  5. [...] Once again, Liberal judges defending sex offenders over our children. If its not bad enough we have judges not sentencing sex offenders to jail time because they are too short or only giving convicted sex offender mere months, we now have judges blocking laws that would protect children. Instead we have judges that think the answer is to have convicted sex offenders wear t-shirts that state, “I am a sex offender”. What the hell is this country coming to? [...]

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