Sunday, March 18, 2007

something is VERY wrong here

when someone assaults a 3 year old and gets NO prison time. when someone assaults a 3 year old and their name does NOT appear on the sexual predator registry (for civilians to see)

it is enough to make someone SICK much less doubt our judicial system

a plea deal? what or who did mr jones give up for that one? don't tell me there was no way to convict him EXCEPT to get that 3 year old (now about 6 or 7) to testify. don't tell me that because i KNOW NO jury would have believed a six year old telling a story about what happened to her three years ago.

Plea deal means no prison time for man who sexually assaulted 3-year old

Vernon-AP) _ A 27-year-old Bolton man has accepted a plea deal under which he will get probation, but no prison time for sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl.
James Jones was found guilty yesterday of risk of injury to a minor and second-degree assault. He initially had been charged with first-degree sexual assault. Vernon Superior Court Judge Patricia Swords says she accepted the plea bargain so the child, who was molested in 2004, would not have to face her abuser and recount the sexual assault.
Jones must register as a sex offender for ten years, but his registration will remain secret to people who visit the state sex offender registry. Information about Jones' status on the list will be available only to law enforcement officials. The secret registration was part of the plea bargain.
During the sentencing hearing yesterday, Jones admitted he sexually assaulted the child.

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