I despise this judge’s sentence for the adult rapist.
I see the problem being that some States only allow juries to decide on guilt, letting the judges then set the sentences. In most of those States, the judges are liberal.
I prefer the system in Texas where, after deciding guilt, the JURY determines the punishment; not some dumb-ass judge. The jury here knows the facts and is given the range of possible sentences, within the law, and usually does the right thing in setting the punishment.
Judges should only sit at court to ensure that procedures of law are followed during the trials.
I was on a jury in Texas that sentenced a 21 year old mother to 11 years to prevent a judge from probating the sentence just because it was a first offense. If a man had committed the same aggravating actions, we probably would have sentenced him to 20 or more years.