Judge Sentences Serial Rapist of Child to Mere 60 Days Jail Time

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Judge Sentences Serial Rapist of Child to Mere 60 Days Jail Time

    by Jim Kouri - A Vermont judge sentenced a man who repeatedly raped a 6-year old girl for four years to a jail term of 60 days, shocking the entire city of Burlington.
    Mark Hulett repeatedly sexually abused a child over a four-year period got a slap on the wrist in a Vermont courtroom this week and will be free to walk the streets in as few as 60 days, according to the Burlington Free Press.

    He sexually assaulted the girl for years, beginning when she was only 6 until she was 10, according to the prosecutor. The prosecution wanted at least an eight year sentence, and says he could have received life in prison.

    However, Corrections Department officials said they were unable to provide psychiatric or psychological treatment to Hulett in jail. Judge Edward Cashman then decided to set the jail term at a minimum of 60 days.

    Judge Cashman defended his ruling by saying that without treatment, a long jail term would only harden Hulett and make him more dangerous when he is released. He seemed to feel that decision would keep society safer from this offender's sexual deviancy in the long run.

    "This judge has got to go. It's appalling that he's so concerned over the treatment of a sexual predator who sexually assaulted a little girl over and over and over again," says former New York City Police Department sex crimes detective Sid Francis, who now runs a private detective agency.

    "The people of Vermont have got to dump this judge. He's dangerous," added the decorated cop.

    Numerous studies on rehabilitation of sexual predators -- especially child predators -- strongly suggested that sex offenders very rarely get rehabilitated.

    In a previous case, Judge Cashman threw out a drunk driving charge on an alleged technicality, prompting the prosecutors to request such cases not go before Judge Cashman.

    Cashman claims punishment doesn't work. But critics say he's supposed to apply the law, not base decisions on his personal views.

    http://www.theconservativevoice.com/forum/read.html?id=882
     
  2. FBCPastorsWife

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    :eek: How is this even possible!!!
     
  3. KenH

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    Vermont is a very liberal State.
     
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    Texas style justice:

    I was called for jury duty in the punishment phase for an admitted child rapist. A 38 year old man had repeatedly raped his 8 year old step-daughter. He pled guilty but requested probation. Of course the DA said no, so they had to empanel a jury to determine punishment.

    He got 75 years. The DA had offered 20 years.
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  5. Daisy

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    Can Vermont judges be de-robed? That sentence is totally inappropriate.

    On the other hand, perhaps the judge is campaigning for psychiatric services to be provided to inmates and this is his way of shocking the public into action. I don't know.
     
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    I wonder what the penalty would be in Vermont if someone attacked and raped a judge?
     

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