Justice system fails

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    And yet some insist that we have "mass incarceration", apparently not in this case.
     
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    What’s blurry about “sexual captivity for over a year???”
     
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        We still think you should be in prison.
         
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        Did she consent to it?
         
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        Well obviously.
         
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        Also, the victim's family pushed for this plea so he'd get put on the sex offender registry, which was no guarantee if he went to trial.
         
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        Yeah, I'd take that file with three hours prep time and guarantee a win at trial.

        Juries are smarter than most defense attorneys.

        Too many lazy or scared (or both) prosecutors.
         
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          “Captivity” implies she did not. He pleaded guilty. I’m not seeing the fuzzy gray area in this situation.
           
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          She consented to a sexual relationship where saying "no" was part of the role-play, and encouraged him to do other highly extreme things to her (such as starving her). Is it that much of a stretch for the defendant to plausibly assert that she consented to the confinement?

          I'm not defending him and of course he deserves a greater punishment, but he's got a defense, and the victim's family is understandably skittish about putting her through an embarrassing public trial where he has a nonzero chance of getting acquitted.

          I'd like to know why he doesn't face federal kidnapping charges. Taking a minor across state lines for sexual purposes sounds like it could be pursued, even if she was over the age of consent in the destination state.
           
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          Will he be able to vote?
           
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            In the AJC story it says the victim and her family did not want to go to trial and were willing to forgo him pleading to a charge that would have brought more time, but not having to register as a sex offender. Still seems odd which makes me suspect there's more to the story. The Gwinnett Co. DAs office actually has a very good (and well deserved) reputation and the DA, Danny Porter, is very respected throughout the state. He is one of the, if not the, longest serving DAs in Georgia. I actually know him slightly, and nobody around here would ever claim he's soft on crime.
             
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            Yes he has a legal defense, which is why sometimes individuals need to seek justice in other more direct ways. Like say telling everyone around him what he did so that his life becomes a total nightmare.
             
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            Another one:

             
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            I wonder what the girl’s parents had to say...
             
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            If it was my daughter I'd want him released also. Torturing and killing the **** out of that pos would be much tougher to pull off if he was incarcerated.
             

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