A Texas judge has sparked national outrage after implying a 14-year-old rape victim was promiscuous and was not “the victim she claimed to be.”
State District Judge Jeanine Howard this week stunned the court by sentencing self-confessed rapist, Sir Young, to a mild 45-day prison term and five year probation, instead of the maximum 20-year jail stint.
Howard told Dallas News she issued the light sentence based partially on medical records which indicated the girl had three sexual partners and had given birth to a baby. She also described Young as “not your typical sex offender.”
However the ruling has shocked and devastated the victim, now 17, who denies having ever been pregnant.