Saturday, January 28, 2006

Nutbag Judge "Sentences" Rapist

Rapist's Prison Sentence Triggers Outrage



There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a Mark Hulett, 34, who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven. Prosecutors had been seeking an eight to twenty year prison sentence.

The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.

Judge Cashman explained that he is more concerned that Hulett receive sex offender treatment as rehabilitation. But under Department of Corrections classification, Hulett is considered a low-risk for re-offense so he does not qualify for in-prison treatment.So the judge sentenced him to just 60 days in prison and then Hulett must complete sex treatment when he gets out or face a possible life sentence.

Judge Cashman also also revealed that he once handed down stiff sentences when he first got on the bench 25 years ago, but he no longer believes in punishment.

"I discovered it accomplishes nothing of value;it doesn't make anything better;it costs us a lot of money; we create a lot of expectation, and we feed on anger,"Cashman explained to the people in the court.

The sentence outraged the victim's family who asked not to be identified.


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I have no words for this. None at all. Ok, maybe a few: ASSHOLE. NUTJOB. UTTER BASTARD.

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