Has this "agreement" existed for awhile in our INJUSTICE system?With the teen's death, the prosecution entered into what is known as a "deferred prosecution agreement" with Rambold.
This meant that all charges against Rambold would be dismissed if he completed a sex offender treatment program and met other requirements. One of them was to have no contact with children.
If it has, then it needs to be removed from it. Statutory Rape is Statutory Rape no matter who thinks who looked older or whatever bullsh*t that moronic Judge thought. The Girl was UNDERAGE(14)! You do not make deals like this and I am not surprised there's outrage.
Then again, get a good lawyer, get lucky to end up with an incompetent judge, and one can get away with just about anything these days....
I read this story on the Washington Post site and was amazed at the number of people backing up the judgement and making excuses for the teacher. This isn't some guy that got lured in by jail bait whose age he didn't know. This is a teacher that was put in a position of responsibility and took advantage of his position. I don't even care if the girl was the aggressor, that teacher is supposed to be the responsible one in this situation. Appalling.
BTW, the Judge just guaranteed the sentence will be overturned on appeal:
Since that was his express rationale for the sentence and he's just disclaimed it . . . .Hanlon said she was particularly upset that Baugh, said her daughter "seemed older than her chronological age" and was "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.Baugh apologized on Wednesday.
"I made some references to the victim's age and control," he told CNN affiliate KTVQ. "I'm not sure just what I was attempting to say at that point, but it didn't come out correct. What I said was demeaning to all women, not what I believe in and irrelevant to the sentencing."
BTW, the last name isn't a coincidence - the Judge is Sammy Baugh's oldest son.
Has anyone reached a point when reading **** like this, that these mother****ers should just be shot by some raving lunatic vigilante?
I think adults that harm or sexually abuse children should be hanged in the public square.