Were the 60-day, plus probation, sentences received in the rape of a 13-year-old girl appropriate?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 25, 2004
“I think it was too lenient. Pedophiles should rot for eternity in jail.”
“Personally, I think some of the sentencing we have around here is ludicrous. Anyone who does that with a 13-year-old — our sentencing guidelines aren’t right.”
“I think the punishment for rape should be castration.”
“No. Kids these days are growing up a lot faster than they were 25 years ago, but they’re still young and naÃive. Especially intoxicated, she probably didn’t really know what was going on.”