I ran across the following story and was totally outraged at the judge’s decision that this man had “suffered enough” for what he repeatedly did, which resulted in the Hades-on-earth that this young girl endured and which eventually led to her taking her own life.
EXCLUSIVE: Cherry was raped by her teacher at 14 and shunned for reporting it. Then she shot herself dead in her mother’s bed. Now her mom reveals her ‘living hell’ and fury that attacker got just 30 days jail• Cherice Moralez, 14 at the time, was bullied by classmates after charges were brought against her Montana teacher Stacey Rambold, 48• Mother says friends ‘gave her dark looks and walked on other side of school corridor’ • Cherice was found by her horrified mother in her bed after shooting herself dead when it became too much to bear• School had issued Rambold with a warning over inappropriate behavior four years before he raped Cherice but left him in charge of minors• Rambold admitted to raping the vulnerable teenager on several occasions in 2007 in his marital home, car and office• Judge gave Rambold just 30 days in jail instead of maximum of life because ‘he’d suffered enough’ and claimed Cherry was ‘in control’• Mother hit back saying: ‘He is the highest authority of law and he pretty much just said it’s okay’• ‘This guy was 48. She was 14. You think you’re all grown up at 14 but you’re not. She wasn’t. She needed protecting and looking after’• Protests planned for today and nationwide petition calling for judge’s removal has 10,000 signatures
This kind of reminds me of the Wayne Dumond case where the repeat sex offender and rapist was released because for some reason then Governor Mike Huckabee thought he had “suffered enough” for his crime, only for that man to go on and kill two more young women before he died in prison of natural causes. Of course when his illegal activities came to light during Huckabee’s attempt to run for president, he denied that he had held an “off the record” secret meeting with the parole board which by Arkansas statues is illegal.
I don’t have a lot of hope that this judge will be removed from office for his decision to give this man a 30 day jail sentence, judges are pretty well immune to being removed from office unless they are elected judges in which case the voters can vote them out. You would think this man would have shame enough for what he did to remove himself, but I sincerely doubt he will.
He did however say he shouldn’t have said what he did about the victim. A Huffington Post article carries a video and text about the case. Some how though, his comment doesn’t sound very sincere to me.
Why on earth some people still blame the victim as in this case I will never understand. The girl was 14, and the man over 40, she was groomed, made to feel “special” and did not have to be tied and gagged to be molested, but that’s how pedophiles usually work…groom the child so there is no resistance, but it is “rape” none the less, as a child does not have the maturity to consent to such acts. No matter how “willing” a child is to comply with molestation, the adult doing the grooming and the molesting is still guilty of rape.
This man has a HISTORY of ” inappropriate” sexual conduct just as Dumond did and yet he is given chance after chance to continue that behavior just like Jerry Sandusky was. It makes my blood boil. This girl’s mother and family are in my prayers.