Judge the Judges – 38/52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles
The good ol’ boy system of justice needs to grow up. We have judges who still believe boys will be boys and girls make them do stuff to get them in trouble.
Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh is a fine example. He heard the case of Stacey Rambold, a teacher, who was found guilty of raping his 14-year old student Cherice Moralz. (The girl killed herself before the case came to trial.)
Although the prosecution was seeking a sentence of 20 years with 10 years suspended, Judge Baugh sentenced Rambold to essentially 30 days in jail. Ol’ Judge Baugh went so far as to say the victim was, “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation as was the defendant.”
The judge backtracked and apologized when there was a national uprising calling for his resignation – over 45,000 people signed a petition. Now Judge Baugh is stuck in a legal mess about how to change the sentence for Rambold who originally had a deal to avoid a trial if he attended a sex-offender treatment program and other reasonable conditions. He failed to keep his part of the bargain. People who are paying attention will not let the convict or the judge get away so lightly.
It’s not always the good ol’ boy system that slaps the hands of child sexual offenders. Sometimes it’s the rich ol’ girl connection that sidesteps justice. Dallas socialite Erika Perdue was a major player in the sick game of child porn for over 13 years. She had amassed a huge collection and confessed to trading kiddie porn every day. She gave new meaning to the term day trader.
Perdue was sentenced to only 14 years in federal prison and to pay a small, (for someone of her wealth), amount of restitution. She had a chance to make things easier on herself, yet violated her release conditions. Even with a lawyer husband, she wasn’t quite above the law, but we expect to see her back home in her McMansion soon.
Although Judge Paul Stickney presided, it was the prosecuting attorney who arranged her plea deal. We need to judge the decisions of these deal makers who don’t always understand the seriously damaging side of child porn.
There are so many cases…
A couple of quick reports from this week:
A Zurich swim instructor, was sentenced to 4.5 years for sexually abusing a 7-year old boy. The abuse continued once a month for over 5 years. Additional charges concerned a 10-year old boy.
When Vagilantes does the math, it seems like a prison sentence that is shorter than the time a child spent being sexually abused doesn’t add up.
Neither does the case of Iowa youth pastor Brent Girouex who will serve no jail time after confessing he raped at least four boys while he prayed the homosexual evil from their bodies. Eight boys have made claims. Are there more to follow?
Girouex’s wife Erin, the mother of his 4 children, says his sentence of a maximum 5 years of sex offender treatment isn’t enough. She calls for all the young men he tried to “save” to come forward.
Thanks Erin, that’s good judgement.