Dad Only Gets 6 Years for Impregnating Teen Daughter

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father's handsSometimes, there are so many things wrong with a story that you read in the news, that you want to go back to bed, pull up the covers and not come back out until you've recovered. Prepare to smuggle me some chocolate to keep me going, because I think it's going to be awhile before I emerge from the blankets with this one.

A girl was just 14 years old when she gave birth to her second child. Shocking fact number one. Shocking fact number two? She gave birth to the first child when she was herself a child of 12 -- I know girls who hadn't hit puberty at that age. But folks, this is not the most disturbing part of this. Not by a long shot.

It turns out that both of this little girl's babies were fathered not by some just barely pubescent little jerk with baggy pants and the inability to grow a mustache. No, it was the teenage girl's own father who forced her to have sex with him. Now that I have to go take a shower because I'm so incredibly disgusted, we can go for the real zinger.

The courts reviewed each and every one of these facts and decided they'd charge disgusting Daddy. And then they sentenced him. To six years in jail.

SIX YEARS? For raping and impregnating his own child? Twice? At the very least (because chances are pretty good that it took more than two tries at pregnancy)? To compare this, a man currently in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl is in the middle of a a 16- to 40-year sentence. That sounds more fitting. Or perhaps we should look at the pimp sentenced to 20 years in prison for forcing a 17-year-old girl to act as his prostitute? He didn't even do the sexual abuse on that child himself, and yet it's a sentence more befitting his crimes against a girl's innocence.

What this man, this father, did was break one of the most sacred bonds -- that of child and parent. He took away her childhood with the sex, but just as badly, he took away her ability to find comfort in the one place every kid should be able to find a champion.

Is this sentence just? What would be a more appropriate punishment?

 

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Jespren Jespren

An 'appropriate' punishment? Casterate the bastard and send him to prison for life to work in a base labor job, requiring all funds to be sent to help for education, medical care, and financial security of his victim. And none of these cushy prisons with cable tv, porno, magazines, computer access, and treats from the consessionary. The man deserves enough of a cell for a toliet, sink, cot, and a small writing desk (good behavior= pencil and paper and access to libary books, bad behavior = the desk gets taken away). 12 hour shifts 6 days a week and three basic meals a day. Not only is that fitting punishment but if people knew that's what they had to look forward to they'd think twice before they victimized someone.

colin... colins_mom

I agree jespren!



And eff the 6 days a week. Make it 7. His daughter didn't get to be a child and won't get time to "relax" so why should he?

purpl... purpleducky

Most rapists do not get the sentence they deserve. At least this rapist will have to spend time behind bars. Too many do not. According to RAINN 15 out of every 16 rapists never see a jail cell. According to a journal article, out of every 100 rapes reported to the police only 12 end in convictions and only 7 of those spend time in jail. So I am happy to see this guy serving jail time. I just wish more had to and had to serve more than just 6 years. The pain one faces from being a sexual assault victim is lifelong. Ok, ranting too much, better save some for my own blog, lol.

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

That poor girl. She never even got to grow up before she was raising babies. And to have the constant reminder.. Wow.. Def not just.

Tina Crawford-Gusovius

I like to know where the parents are in all of this they should be watching her and she is to young to get pregnent and she has her whole life ahead of her. This is so wrong and I would watch my daughter everywhere she went. But the worse about this she had 2 babies and this is so sad. I would never let a man touch my daughter like that.

vyphuis vyphuis

Some people are just too evil to live with their fellow humans. He should be placed on one of those tiny, uninhabited islands in the middle of the ocean and left to his own devices.  I hope that young girl has some support and she and her children will not feel the shame and ostracism, so often shown to the victims of rape and incest.  I hope that those around her remember that she is not the perpetrator, but the victim of a terrible crime.


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biker... bikerchickmommy

thats just it *tina* her OWN father was doing it to her and got her pregnant. so the "where were the parents?" question should be taken out of the whole equestion.

iLuVk... iLuVkAidEn

where was her mother?!

angev... angevil53

i hope he dies in prison

FelishaC FelishaC

Can't wrap my brain around this man's punishment.  This man should be placed in an animal cage, lifted up by helicopter and flown over the Gulf of Mexico and submerged deep into the ocean until he chokes on his own vomit. The judge that presided over this case is none other than a pervert himself. Im quite sure he violated his own kids and grandkids and it was unspoken of. Who in their right mind can give a sentence equal to a car theft charge? 

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