Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Good News: Sex Predator Gets 33 Year Sentence

From Oregon Live:

A Clackamas County Circuit Court judge on Monday sentenced a 21-year-old Wilsonville man to more than 33 years in prison for 18 counts of rape and sexual abuse of nine girls ages 12 to 17. A jury convicted Kyle James Green last month after a five-day trial.

With so many cases where juries seem to have no understanding of legal consent or blame the victims for the crimes committed against them I'm thrilled to see a case like this one where the jury didn't get distracted away from the evidence.

He was convicted of crimes committed from 2002 to 2007.

When I was a teen this man's crimes would most likely have been ignored since he was a teenager or younger when he started committing sex crimes. This case is a reminder for me that we have made progress.

We aren't where we need to be when it comes to prosecution and the attitudes needed to prevent people like Green from committing these crimes while telling themselves they are doing nothing wrong, but we are getting closer.

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