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#83837 - 05/25/06 10:45 PM Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12969163/?GT1=8199
Judge rules sex offender is too short for prison

SIDNEY, Neb. - A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead.

His crimes deserved a long sentence, District Judge Kristine Cecava said, but she worried that Richard W. Thompson, 50, would be especially imperiled by prison dangers.

"You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child," she said. But, she said, "That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category."

Thompson will be electronically monitored the first four months of his probation, and he was told to never be alone with someone under age 18 or date or live with a woman whose children were under 18. Cecava also ordered Thompson to get rid of his pornography.

He faces 30 days of jail each year of his probation unless he follows its conditions closely.

"I want control of you until I know you have integrated change into your life," the judge told Thompson. "I truly hope that my bet on you being OK out in society is not misplaced."

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#83838 - 05/26/06 11:58 AM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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Jtt,

I was going to host this story but thought Nah, life is getting too weird right now.
One perp missed jail because he was too fat.

He stood out like a sore thumb in society, so he could not run away from those wanting his blood.

I was not aware of height limits in prison, I suppose if he was 14yo he would not have a height restriction for smashing windows.

The world is just too weird,

ste

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#83839 - 05/26/06 02:10 PM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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I heard this story yesterday and was totally disgusted. If she was so worried about his safety, the she could have told the prison to put him in solitary. The judge's logic just boggles the mind.

Trish

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#83840 - 05/26/06 07:39 PM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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"Too short"? "Too fat"? Fits right in with "Too beautiful" (Lefave).

What's next? "Too guilty"?

Larry

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#83841 - 05/26/06 08:06 PM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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How about;

Too rich!
Too pious!

I think those $100 cigars and heavy claret drinking can somewhat cloud the judgement of even the oldest old men.

ste

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#83842 - 05/27/06 02:30 AM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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I read about this one. To call it jacked up is an understatement.

Andy

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#83843 - 05/27/06 06:53 PM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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Thankfully there is some outrage and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning will be appealing the sentence.

Editoral from Nebraska Statepaper.com
No Child Molester Is Too Small To Go To Prison

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#83844 - 05/27/06 09:15 PM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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Jtt,

that link it broken but I found similar.
The ruling sends a message to short people that they may not be jailed.

Link

None of us can be a judge, we dont know the facts of the case.
We cannot judge through our own hurt and must accept that some cases have merit.

Height is not one factor alone, nor most other factors, as we know the hurt it does, not the Judges,

ste

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#83845 - 05/28/06 12:36 AM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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I'm only just over 5' 4" and have been held in police custody for nearly a week on one occasion ...... A long time ago.

Kirk
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#83846 - 05/28/06 07:14 AM Re: Judge rules sex offender "too short" for prison
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Did they measure your height before they locked you up though?

ste

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