Outrage after California judge slashes child rapist’s sentence because he didn’t ‘intend’ to harm 3-year-old victim

(LifeSiteNews) – A California judge is facing a growing backlash after he cut a child rapist’s sentence to less than half the state’s mandatory time, claiming the required sentence would be “cruel and unusual punishment” under the U.S. Constitution, because the convicted man didn’t intend to harm his victim.

Now the judge is the subject of a campaign asking him to step down, with over 60,000 people signing a petition on Change.org to that effect. A Facebook page asking for the removal of the judge has gathered over 16,000 followers.

An Orange County jury found Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto, 20, guilty on December 3 of having sexual intercourse with a child 10 years or younger and committing a lewd act with a minor under 14, according to a report from KTLA-5.