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#83365 - 01/14/06 04:21 PM Vermont Judge gives 60 days
sadanddown Offline

Registered: 10/26/04
Posts: 191
Loc: Gaboogistan
I hope this does not trigger anyone.

Following this in the news, it has made me sick to my stomach. This Judge gave 60 days to an admitted child rapist who raped this girl from the ages of 6 to 10. The story is below.

There is an online petition here.

I signed it.


I find I have to be the sad clown, laughing on the outside...crying on the inside.

#83366 - 01/14/06 08:42 PM Re: Vermont Judge gives 60 days
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6845
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
I just added my name to the petition.

I cannot understand why the judge was so lenient, as a case such as this would normally be at least eight years, and in some cases life.

Not knowing the full case facts, it is difficult to know why he made that decision.

He does however face life in prison if he does not follow the directions of the judge, and I guess he wont.

Possibly the state will be able to appeal the decision, who knows?

The only thing I know, is that this kid gets a life sentence, just hope she gets the best help,


Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

#83367 - 01/15/06 02:20 AM Re: Vermont Judge gives 60 days
Trish4850 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey
I guess this Judge hasn't read the mountains of research and case histories that doom children because pedophiles are not "rehabilitated."

I signed the petition too.

ROCK ON........Trish

If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 11.

#83368 - 01/16/06 01:20 AM Re: Vermont Judge gives 60 days
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Thanks for posting this. The judge's explanation really riled me up:

The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom.
Really? What about the soul of the little girl? Or doesn't that figure into this guy's calculations?

Abusers everywhere must be setting their sights on Vermont.


Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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