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.

  • WalterBannon

    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.

    “mandatory time”

    What part of the legislative intent communicated by the words “mandatory time” seem to be open to interpretation or unclear to this judge?

    Is this even legal for the judge to act in this flagrant abuse of his power? His malfeasance is clear.

  • Minicapt

    Ever hear of a judge ordering a sentence longer than the rule, because “it is in his best interest”?

    Cheers

  • David Murrell

    Judges like Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly have to be shamed on social media — and have their jobs threatened. Only the threat of dismissal will knock sense into these liberal quacks.

  • Dave

    “asking him to step down”?!? He should be drawn and quartered.

  • ntt1

    Pure abuse of authority. now it is imperative this judge be removed in order to protect society.

  • tom_billesley

    What sort of moron thinks that a 20-year-old man raping a 3-year-old can honestly believe he’s not going to cause damage?

  • The rot has spread further into the system.

    Put this judge and this pervert into a hole somewhere.

  • BillyHW

    Hispanic family values.