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T.F. woman sentenced to life for lewdness charge (molested 13-year old boy)
MagicValley.com ^ | 06/14/10 | Ali Helgoth

Posted on 06/15/2010 3:17:29 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

ELKO, Nev. — A Twin Falls woman convicted of forcing a 13-year-old boy to touch her breasts was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Michelle Lyn Taylor, 34, was convicted of lewdness with a minor under 14 in November after a week-long trial in Elko County, Nev., District Judge Mike Memeo’s courtroom.

With the conviction, Taylor faced a mandatory life sentence, and Memeo set parole eligibility after 10 years, the minimum sentence. If released on parole she must register as a sex offender and will be under lifetime supervision.

The district attorney’s office did not offer a plea agreement in the case, said public defender Alina Kilpatrick, who argued the sentence is unconstitutional and doesn’t fit the crime.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: guilty; molester; pedophile; predator

Super, double-dooper guilty.

1 posted on 06/15/2010 3:17:30 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Life for Breasts seems like a ridiculously pumped up penalty.


2 posted on 06/15/2010 3:18:41 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: OldDeckHand

Let’s bring back walking the plank


3 posted on 06/15/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Hmmmm, the penalty seems way out of line. Either I’m missing something or there is more to the story.


4 posted on 06/15/2010 3:20:37 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: OldDeckHand

I know she’s ugly and fat but at 13 I would’ve been grateful.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 3:21:47 PM PDT by exist
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To: omega4179

How many PREVIOUS convictions?

Bad writer, bad writer!!

Slap him upside de head ;-)


6 posted on 06/15/2010 3:21:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: omega4179

That is what I think too.

In another couple of years he’ll be hunting any pair in sight.

I still think I was born too early...


7 posted on 06/15/2010 3:22:21 PM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: Parley Baer

It’s a mandatory sentence. In law, a 13 year old is a child.


8 posted on 06/15/2010 3:22:44 PM PDT by friendly_doc
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To: OldDeckHand
She should have just aborted the 13 year old.

No penalty for that.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

9 posted on 06/15/2010 3:23:21 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: OldDeckHand

If I’d been on the jury, I’d have held out for the death penalty.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 3:23:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: exist

Or, you would have turned into a serial killer.


11 posted on 06/15/2010 3:23:51 PM PDT by donna (Yah Mo B There - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HbbM-FG8lQ)
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To: omega4179
. . . forcing a 13-year-old boy to touch her breasts . . .

I have to wonder how, exactly, she forced him to do it.

12 posted on 06/15/2010 3:24:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: OldDeckHand

life? heck, murderers don’t always get life....what is going on?


13 posted on 06/15/2010 3:24:06 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Some child rapists get less time than this. There is either something missing part of the story or the judge is an idiot.


14 posted on 06/15/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT by I Hate Obama ("Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party." -Forest Gump)
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To: omega4179
You were saying ...

Life for Breasts seems like a ridiculously pumped up penalty.

Ummmm..., I would wonder how the wording of the law distinguishes between a mother's breast and some stranger's ....

I mean, is it actually written into the law, or are some people just "making it up as they go" ...

Not advocating anything kinky here... just wondering about that wording in the law ... more or less... :-)

15 posted on 06/15/2010 3:24:46 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Parley Baer; omega4179
"Hmmmm, the penalty seems way out of line. Either I’m missing something or there is more to the story."

It's the "under 14" that's the kicker. That particular crime in NV comes with mandatory life per statute. The judge had no choice, by law. Also, the jury isn't allowed to be instructed with respect to sentence before reaching a verdict.

The prosecution should have exercised more discretion and chose an alternative charge. Having said that, there's no way she'll do life. She's eligible after 10 for parole, if her sentence isn't reduced on appeal before then, which is probably likely.

16 posted on 06/15/2010 3:25:06 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

What do you suppose other cultures think when they see us ‘shocked’ that adultresses are stoned to death...when touching a couple of (in this case) fat sacks gets you a life sentence behind bars?


17 posted on 06/15/2010 3:25:15 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: OldDeckHand

Okay, at first I had a hard time believing that a 13-year old boy had to be “forced” into touching a female breast - and then I saw the picture. There are some things even 13-year old boys won’t do...


18 posted on 06/15/2010 3:25:59 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: I Hate Obama
"There is either something missing part of the story or the judge is an idiot"

See my post just above. The judge had no choice. Such are shortcomings of mandatory minimum sentencing.

19 posted on 06/15/2010 3:26:37 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Agreed. Guilty.


20 posted on 06/15/2010 3:30:38 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: OldDeckHand
a mandatory life sentence, and Memeo set parole eligibility after 10 years, the minimum sentence. If released on parole she must register as a sex offender and will be under lifetime supervision.

Gotta love these sentences. Mandatory life sentence, but we'll probably parole you, and then you'll have to do some paperwork.

21 posted on 06/15/2010 3:33:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: CA Conservative

There are some things even 13-year old boys won’t do...

She probably traded him a pocket knife with two blades,
a screw driver/can opener, and a corkscrew.

As the punch line goes...” Yes, now I’m young and beautiful
but some day I’ll be old and wrinkled and you’d be surprised
what a boy scout will do for a pocket knife with two
blades, a screwdriver, and a corkscrew!!”


22 posted on 06/15/2010 3:33:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MrEdd
Let’s bring back walking the plank

Based on the picture, harpooning would be more appropriate. Of course, the Sea Shepard guys would protest her conviction.

23 posted on 06/15/2010 3:34:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: OldDeckHand

the kid is gonna be scarred for life..


24 posted on 06/15/2010 3:34:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: exist

We do not agree. 13 year old boys know the difference between flabby and nice. It is in our DNA. The boy was abused.


25 posted on 06/15/2010 3:35:38 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: OldDeckHand
Such are shortcomings of mandatory minimum sentencing.

BS, the DA and/or judge is probably a liberal and opposed to mandatory minimum sentences. He used this woman as a tool by charging her with a technically appropriate but morally ridiculous crime. A DA without an agenda would have made her plea down to something like endangering the welfare of a minor. Mandatory minimums piss off lawyers because the lack of recidivists cuts into their profits.
26 posted on 06/15/2010 3:35:39 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Parley Baer

I’m guessing she has at least two prior felony convictions.


27 posted on 06/15/2010 3:36:31 PM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: OldDeckHand

Well hey, the kid has some standards at least, if he had to be forced.


28 posted on 06/15/2010 3:44:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Vigilanteman
You know a woman is ugly when she has to force a 13 year old boy to touch her boobs!

Lock her up and throw away the key.
Justice is served.
 
29 posted on 06/15/2010 3:44:20 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: OldDeckHand
Memeo set parole eligibility after 10 years

I understand Nevada has some of the highest crime rates in the country, but this is outrageous.

30 posted on 06/15/2010 3:47:55 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: omega4179

“She is getting a greater penalty for having a boy touch her breast than if she killed him”

something’s messed up in the state penal code?


31 posted on 06/15/2010 3:48:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Tailback
"A DA without an agenda would have made her plea down to something like endangering the welfare of a minor."

Well, I'm not sure how many cases you've prosecuted, but I've prosecuted a fair share. You can't make anyone plead down to anything. You charge them with the most serious crime you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and perhaps you hope that the accused will plead down.

Since you're happy to assume facts not in evidence, I'll do the same. She probably took it to the box thinking that she'd beat the rap, considering the disproportionate sentence. Her counsel may not have realized that a discussion about the mandatory sentence wouldn't have been allowed at trial.

Frequently, prosecutions are games of chicken and whomever blinks first loses. Sometimes, you don't blink, but you still lose. I've seen it happen PLENTY of times.

32 posted on 06/15/2010 3:50:38 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Guilty.


33 posted on 06/15/2010 3:50:54 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: dragnet2

Maybe she tried to bribe the judge with sex?


34 posted on 06/15/2010 3:51:14 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Mandatory life sentence, but we'll probably parole you, and then you'll have to do some paperwork."

I'm not familiar with NV law, but I'd guess they probably have life with possibility of parole, and life without possibility. This was the former, not the later.

35 posted on 06/15/2010 3:52:57 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: MARTIAL MONK
"Maybe she tried to bribe the judge with sex?"

Unless the judge was Shamu, or cro-magnon man, that's not going to help.

36 posted on 06/15/2010 3:54:05 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: MARTIAL MONK
Maybe she tried to bribe the judge with sex?

By the looks of the long sentence, I'd say she declined the judges advances.


37 posted on 06/15/2010 3:59:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: OldDeckHand

Geez, there’s rapists and murders who don’t even get life.


38 posted on 06/15/2010 4:04:42 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Well you did not even have to click through, just read the article to the last paragraph to get to:

“The district attorney’s office did not offer a plea agreement in the case, ...”

Maybe the PD is lying about this, but I doubt it.


39 posted on 06/15/2010 4:05:15 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: OldDeckHand

All three chins are guilty.


40 posted on 06/15/2010 4:22:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’d hit it!


41 posted on 06/15/2010 4:26:34 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: NormsRevenge

“the kid is gonna be scarred for life..”

Only if he really can’t use the pocket knife mentioned in post #22.

;-)


42 posted on 06/15/2010 4:27:29 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: omega4179

I’m sure, no pun was intended.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 4:45:38 PM PDT by dools007
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To: JLS
'Maybe the PD is lying about this, but I doubt it."

He's probably not lying, but he didn't say that he approached the DA and his plea was rejected, did he? Like I said, it's a game of chicken, and whomever blinks first, usually loses. Just because the DA didn't offer a plea, doesn't mean that there wasn't a plea agreement to be made.

44 posted on 06/15/2010 4:50:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Be serious, the DA offers the deal. The PD might offer to consider a deal, but the first concrete move is up to the DA.


45 posted on 06/15/2010 6:36:40 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: JLS
'The PD might offer to consider a deal, but the first concrete move is up to the DA."

Don't believe everything you see on TV. It's my personal and professional experience that the defense makes the first approach about a plea, not the other way around.

I'm not at all surprised that the DA didn't "offer" anything.

46 posted on 06/15/2010 7:02:27 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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