Skip to comments.Judge says sexually assaulted 14-year-old 'wasn't the victim she claimed to be'
Posted on 05/02/2014 5:06:16 AM PDT by Wolfie
Judge says sexually assaulted 14-year-old 'wasn't the victim she claimed to be'
A man sentenced to five years probation by a Dallas County judge after admitting he raped a 14-year-old girl wont have to follow many of the restrictions typically given to sex offenders.
And the judge who issued the light sentence said Thursday that she did so in part because the girl wasnt a virgin and wasnt the victim she claimed to be.
State District Judge Jeanine Howard, who gave 20-year-old Sir Young deferred probation last week, also altered Youngs probation requirements. As a result, Young does not have to stay away from children, attend sex offender treatment, undergo a sex offender evaluation or refrain from watching pornography.
While not required by law, these are typical probation requirements for rapists that are intended to prevent future victims and rehabilitate offenders.
District Attorney Craig Watkins said Thursday that his prosecutors would always fight for our most vulnerable victims like the one in this case. It is rare for prosecutors to critique a judges actions, but Watkins said he was alarmed by Howards decision.
This young lady was 14 at the time she was sexually assaulted at school, and we cannot send the wrong message to rape victims who have the courage to seek justice, Watkins said. I am disappointed the judge would choose to give the defendant probation after he admitted guilt, but even more alarmed the judge failed to impose standard sex offender conditions of probation designed to protect society.
Howard, a Democrat who will be unopposed in November as she seeks a third term, said in an interview late Thursday with The Dallas Morning News that she planned to recuse herself from the case so she could speak about her decision.
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Some of these old judges would make good Muslims, who think rape is always the fault of the raped. Next, they’ll require two male witnesses in order to file charges.
These judges need to be fired.
She was 14!!!! This judge should be removed and disbarred.
No way am I going to comment on this without knowing a lot more detail. I am not saying this is the case here, but for instance if she misrepresented her age and the accused thought it was consensual because of that, I can see where sex with a minor would still be a crime but the charge of “sex offender” would be overboard.
On the other hand, if this wasn’t statutory rape but rather “rape rape” as some dimwit leftist once called it, I can’t see any justification for lessening terms.
In other words, it’s all in the details.
A 14 year-old cannot give consent for sex anymore than they can sign a contract to buy real estate.
I know that, which is why it would still be a criminal act. But if the accused was misled to believe that she was of age and was consenting, that should factor into the severity of the punishment, should it not?
Me thinks some of these judges are perverts & pedophiles themselves. They should be disbarred. Shame on Texas.
This case seems more complicated to me. The girl was 14 and the boy was 17 at the time. She texted him that she wanted to spend time with him and have sex with him but not at school. The girl had already had a child. Before I get flamed.. hear me out. If this is more of a “he said, she said, she got caught having sex and changed her mind”... why ruin someone’s life with a sexual predator identity? I am all for seeing that rapists get what they deserve; however, this case has a lot of oddities in it IMHO.
A man sentenced to five years probation by a Dallas County judge after admitting he raped a 14-year-old girl
See Post #9. He admitted to the crime.
But she was old enough to already have a baby?
Considering it happened at school, no.
The problem is that the 14 year-old cannot give consent, even if the other party thought they could give consent. It’s a good reason not to have sex with people that could be underage.
The article isn’t clear to me. Did he admit to a “rape” as part of an agreement or did he truly force her physically to have sex? As usual with today’s articles... I can never get a clear cut picture out of it.
But why doesn't someone identify an underlying, much too common problem here? Once a student is 18 at the beginning of an academic year, they should not be allowed to have any contact with the younger students, if they're allowed in the school during normal hours at all.
I've been to some schools that isolate the Freshmen from the rest of the school. A few even separate the Grade 9 boys and girls, and keep a very close eye on the protection of the girls from upperclass boys. It's a real good idea in some environments, and it works.
Having a baby would still not allow her to sign a real estate contract. She cannot legally say “Yes”. You cannot say “This 14 year old can consent to sex but this one cannot”.
I’m not saying he isn’t guilty. Show me where I said he wasn’t guilty.
The problem with reading a news article is that “rape” as in “hold a knife to someone’s throat and forcibly have intercourse with them” and “rape” as in “your girlfriend wasn’t the legal age when you boinked her” are both reported as simply “rape”. Without more detail, it’s impossible to know which case it is.
Nor am I trying to suggest that I know the details of this particular case. I am only throwing out a hypothetical that says the judge might not be completely crazy here, depending on the specific circumstances.
War on women!
Believe me... I see and understand your point. Unfortunately, I see and hear about a lot of the 14 and 15 year old girls at our local high school. Some of them text boys they like and give BJ’s in the hallway or under the bleachers. Our local high school had an incident where a girl cried “rape” after coming home late. A party with alcohol served.. and a video where she willingly “did” several guys.. apparently laughing the entire time. The investigation stopped after the video surfaced. It is a terrible situation with morality today and that is why I try to look for the clearness of the case.
“The girls mother said it seems like the judge didnt want to ruin Youngs life. But what about my daughters life?.......
From what I read, assuming it is all true, the girls life was well on its way toward “ruin” long before this guy supposedly “raped” her.