Skip to comments.D.A. Drops Additional Charges against HIV-positive Sex Offender
Posted on 02/03/2010 4:12:37 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
An HIV-positive Bath man previously convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl and owning 96 images of child pornography will not go to trial in three other cases.
Assistant District Attorney Patricia Broscius decided to drop charges against Shaun Patrick Austin of interfering in child custody and having sex with two teenage girls.
Broscius said the decision was made in part because of the substantial prison sentence Austin is facing from his two previous convictions.
Austin was sentenced in December to 72 years to 192 years in state prison for the child pornography. Austin is asking Judge Edward G. Smith to reconsider the sentence.
Austin has yet to be sentenced on the rape conviction, but it carries a maximum sentence of 52 years in prison.
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Shaun Austin in 2008
Leave some rope in his cell and hope he is decent enough to use it.
I have a better idea. Deny him all medication and inject him with a painful, slow-acting infection.
So “justice” is now defined as “we only prosecute until he is facing ‘enough’ punishment?
Justice is that he is tried for all crimes he is accused of. If he is found guilty, he is sentenced accordingly.
I don’t care if it’s 100 years or 1000 years of prison time. THE VICTIMS HAVE THE RIGHT TO THEIR DAY IN COURT AND THE SENSE THAT THEIR ATTACKER HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY AND WILL BE PUNISHED.
These idiots are BEGGING the American people to return to lynching and other vigilantism.
The sad part is they will 'force feed' his victims so-called anti-HIV drugs that in all likelihood will kill them. AZT isn't exactly candy! Oh well, the stupidity goes on. We'll be reading stories like this for the next 100 years until someone stands up and happens to mention that the King isn't wearing any clothes!
“Leave some rope in his cell and hope he is decent enough to use it.”
Rumor has it that inmates hate child molesters. Let him live every day in deep fear. Better than a quick death ;-)
Well, that’s all fine and dandy. But this I do not follow:
A max. of 52 years for actually raping a little girl, and 72 to 192 years for having some porn pics (even if they are vile CP)? Almost seems like ridiculing the rape.