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[–] Bad-Yeti 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

The article does not say he will not be punished. His original sentence was vacated due to an error by the prosecution and a new sentence will be imposed by a different judge. I highly doubt he will get off without any punishment.

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[–] HopeStillFlies 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Best he can hope for is a lesser charge that won't land him on the registry.

He's still going to wind up with probation/suspended sentence in some form.

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[–] jrandomz_ 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Who are the fucktard morons posting these articles with fucktard titles, not even bothering to read the articles?

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[–] Shoggoth 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago  (edited ago)

It's doubtful he will get no punishment because of the precedent that would set. All a person would have to do to have sex with a minor with no repercussions would be to get them to claim they're an adult.

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[–] dante2025 1 points 42 points (+43|-1) ago 

That should be a legitimate defense. If a girl lies about her age then has sex with the guy she lied to, the guy shouldn't be on the hook because the girl fraudulently misrepresented herself. The state should have to prove that the adult, male or female, knew before having sex that the other person was a minor.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This case is a little unique in that both the girl and the girl's mother pledged with the judge to not punish the man.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It should be handled on a case by case basis with common sense. There is no fool proof way but the problem is that they are treating a 19 year old kid the same as a 35 year old pedophile

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah but because one bad person can use something doesn't mean an innocent person should go to jail. That's not justice. A persons sentence should be indifferent to the consequences on the criminal justice system.

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[–] rlaptop7 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

yet..

This thing isn't over yet. He is up for re-sentencing.

Did you read the article?

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[–] lexsird 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How is that not double jeopardy?

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[–] MrPersonage 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I'm not a lawyer and have absolutely no real idea but I think the difference here is between being re-sentenced and re-tried. With double jeopardy if you are found not guilty of a crime they can't charge you and try you again for that exact crime. If you're found guilty they can vacate the punishment and give you a new punishment because it's not a new trial for the same crime just a re-sentencing for a crime you've already been found guilty of.

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[–] dante2025 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It's just re-sentencing, double jeopardy applies when being found innocent of a crime. He was found guilty but another judge ruled the sentence didn't fit the crime.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He is still guilty of the crime but sentencing was found to be in violation, mainly because the judge went on a rant about online dating. Only the sentencing was repealed but the verdict.

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[–] rumathlete_1 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The judge fucked up by making his final remarks sound like it was because of the booty-call nature of it all as to why he was sentencing the boy. Once that hit the media the judges ruling was fucked. The problem is they will get a new judge who thinks the same way but will keep his mouth shut and will find the guy guilty.

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[–] restlessbrowsyndrome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not necessarily. If you look in to Wiley's history, he does not seem popular with anyone, and is known for basically doing whatever he wants on a whim. A great example would be a case where he sent someone to jail for swearing, in that instance even the prosecuting attorney walked out on him. I imagine Wiley just wants some heat off of himself.

With the evidence in this case, and the disposition of the "victim," I doubt he'll be sentenced with anything nearly is severe and strange as what Wiley sentenced him with.

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[–] weezkitty 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

I don't blame the judge for thinking that way. Honestly, I agree with him. HOWEVER, you shouldn't use your personal feelings to judge someone's fate like that. I don't agree with what he did but he also doesn't deserved to be punished for what is an effectively victimless crime.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

the dude is already guilty, the new judge will just be re sentencing him. Probably with a lighter punishment.

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[–] endlessly_wandering 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If kids can be tried as adults for crimes, why can't they be considered adults if they lie about their age?

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[–] greycloud 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

this is stupid, if someone misrepresents who they are so that you will have sex with them when had they not misrepresented themselves you would not have than that is a form of rape. the girl should be charged and put in prison for rape by fraud (she presented a fraudulent identity).

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank god. I'm so glad this will go before a different judge.

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[–] newoldwave 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Down voted for crappy web site. Didn't even get a chance to read the story.

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[–] TheDude2 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago  (edited ago)

The girl should be brought up on charges for entrapment.

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[–] setitimer 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I dunno. The girl and her parents declined to press charges, and testified at the boy's trial in his favor. The whole thing stems from overzealous prosecution and unreasonable laws.

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[–] TheDude2 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I agree. I was just trying to get people to think outside the box. The whole thing is stupid. A person needs three forms of ID and a personal reference to have sex now.