Letter to the Editor

Sentencing for sex crime is too lenient

Friday, January 13, 2006

To the editor:

In reference to a Jan. 10 article ("Emotional sentencing takes place in pair of child sex abuse cases"): What is wrong with our judicial system? Several of my friends and I served 3 to 11 years on a meth-cooking charge, but a 23-year-old guy who forced a 7-year-old boy into oral sex may serve only 120 days. Meth is not OK, don't get me wrong, but a balance needs to be reached. With a good federal rehab program, I am drug-free today. But do you think that a man who forced a kid to do that is cured in 120 days? Or ever?