Skip to comments.Tearful wife's pleas reduce sex offender sentence
Posted on 10/21/2009 9:57:10 AM PDT by Colofornian
(CEDAR CITY) The tearful pleas of a Cedar City sex offenders wife has kept him out of prison. In 5th District Court Tuesday, Judge Michael Westfall sentenced former Cedar Middle School teacher, Matthew Adams, to a year in the Iron County jail for videotaping women through their windows. The 31-year old man plead guilty in July to sexual exploitation of a child, a second-degree felony and two counts of voyeurism by electronic means, one a third-degree felony and the other a class A misdemeanor. Westfall sentenced Adams to one to 15 years in prison on the second-degree felony and up to five years on the third-degree felony but suspended the sentences and placed him on probation. The judge said he would have sentenced Adams to prison but his wife made a strong plea in his defense. Adams was arrested in January after a couple taking a walk saw him peering into windows of a Cedar City apartment and called police. He admitted to looking for young women to videotape. Police eventually discovered 17 of his victims were students at the middle school where he taught shop. Adams resigned his position after his arrest.
Good grief! My niece lives in Cedar City. She sounds like his type. 4’11” and 80 lbs.
Seventeen? Middle schoolers? Yeah...I'm convinced he won't re-offend. /s
My brother and family live there. Pretty small place. Nice ski resort at Brian Head.
Small town America carries its own style of punishment. In order to live without the stain of a sex crime they will have to move to a large city where ACORN can help them.
I worked as a ski lift operator at Brian Head in 1982. I’m from a much smaller place.
She’s just as sick as he is. http://www.luke173ministries.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=39548&PID=466820
Send the wife to jail too. This is just so sickening
They could also work for “The Chosen One” they seem to be the kind of people that he likes to hire.
Considering she's committed no crime that we know of, what purpose would that serve? I expect family members to see the best in the worst of us, and don't get these calls to punish such a normal human emotion. C'mon, something is seriously screwed up when you want to send a woman to jail for pleading for mercy on her husband.
You're right - throw the whole damn family in jail!!! /s
Oh don’t you understnad a snarky response?
This woman is sick and twisted as is her husband. “Oh please your honor he is such a good man. He only beats me with his open hand....” This crap needs to stop.
How is this possibly justifiable?
That’s the whole reason you hear testimony from not only the family members of victims but family members of the newly convicted during sentencing. This is nothing new. If such testimony (on either side) carried no weight, we could dispense with that whole phase of the trial.
This woman needs to distance herself a long way from this pervert.
How many kids in their household?
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