Ultimately, the judge’s decision was based on more than the molester’s 5 foot 1 inch height, but that’s the only criteria she apparently mentioned during sentencing.
A judge had valid reasons for sentencing a 5-foot-1 sex offender to probation, even though she cited the offender’s height as part of her rationale, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
An examination by a clinical psychologist and the results of a test used to determine the risk that Richard W. Thompson would reoffend both indicated that Thompson, 52, is neither a pedophile nor a sexual predator, the court said.
I’m not an expert. My opinion means nothing. But based on a number of books I’ve read by people who seem to be experts in criminal behavior, recidivism, and sexual criminals’ rehabilitation prospects, I would guess that the test is probably inaccurate. The judges stated view in court didn’t mention the tests, though.
So I’m sitting here thinking this guy has earned his way to prison, but then I look at you and I look at your physical size. I look at your basic ability to cope with people and, quite frankly, I shake to think what might happen to you in prison because I don’t think you’ll do well in prison
When I was in high school, I had a history teacher who told us that even among criminals, child molesters are viewed badly. He said most child molesters and abusers had to be kept in solitary most of the time to protect them from rape, abuse, and possible death. To me, that sounds exactly like what this molester needs. Only without the protection of solitary. I don’t see why small stature should protect this low-life from that.
Oh, in case you can’t tell – I despise those who prey on children.
[tags]Child Molester given probation for small stature, Let the bastard rot in jail[/tags]