At first, I thought this guy must have ‘merely’ committed statutory rape (hence the relatively light sentence) however:
He threatened me, the girl said of the rape. He told me that he could make my life upside down, and I wouldnt have anybody and he would pin it all on me. So I was scared.
3 years for forcible under-age rape is an abomination.
They were seeking 3-5 years in prison. He received 16 years probation. Didn’t do any prison time at all.
While the girl is quoted here in a manner that suggests forcible rape could have been alleged, both the prosecution and the court appear to have treated the case as a consensual statutory rape case — I say that by judging both what the prosecuter was SEEKING, and what the court actually ruled.
I have no other knowledge, nor am I giving my approval to the outcome, just trying to understand what we are reading.