SIDNEY, Neb. - A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead.
His crimes deserved a long sentence, District Judge Kristine Cecava said, but she worried that Richard W. Thompson, 50, would be especially imperiled by prison dangers.
"You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child," she said.
But, she said, "That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category."
Thompson will be electronically monitored the first four months of his probation, and he was told to never be alone with someone under age 18 or date or live with a woman whose children were under 18. Cecava also ordered Thompson to get rid of his pornography
He faces 30 days of jail each year of his probation unless he follows its conditions closely.
"I want control of you until I know you have integrated change into your life," the judge told Thompson. "I truly hope that my bet on you being OK out in society is not misplaced."
if this judge truly wants control of this guy until shes sure he integrated change into his life then he should move in with her and her family or at the very least next door. she could control and protect him because hes such a little guy. this is one of the worst cases of judicial misconduct ever. if i was the father of a child this guy molested then he wouldnt live long on the outside either. he would actually be safer in prison than with me hunting him. hey, the little guy abused the only people smaller than him....why protect him. let him find out how those kids felt. i hope if this broad comes up for a vote that the people of that area vote her out so she can get on with her lifes work. i could come up with many ways for justice to be served in this case and it includes both this tiny little guy and the judge.
happy tuesday everyone. hope your holiday went well.