More than 40,000 people signed a Change.org petition this month to impeach a Montana judge who imposed a two-month prison sentence to a man convicted of raping his young daughter.What none of the family, nor the judge, seemed to give two shits about was the twelve-year old girl that Pervo-Dad repeatedly raped.
The man, not named to protect the victim's identity, has pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter and was originally recommended for a mandatory minimum 25-year prison sentence, according to state law for child incest cases. But District Judge John McKeon instead handed down a punishment of 60 days in jail and a suspended 30-year prison term – that he won’t have to serve if he completes probation – and required the man to attend a community-based sex offender treatment program, as reported by CNN.
The mother wrote the court that her husband "made a horrible choice" but a 25-year prison term was not the best punishment.
"He needs help," she wrote the court. "He has two sons that still love him and need their father in their lives, even with very understandable restrictions. I would like to see my children have an opportunity to heal the relationship with their father. Please give him the opportunity to work on fixing the relationships he destroyed. He is not a monster, just a man that really screwed up and has been paying in many ways."
The grandmother wrote that the man's "children, especially his sons, will be devastated if their Dad is no longer part of their lives."
If some clown had raped one of my nieces or cousins, the only way I'd be fine with him spending sixty days in jail would be if he went to the gallows on Day 60. And, Gentle Readers, I expect that the same is largely true with you.
The criminal justice system would seem to have a problem when it comes to females as victims of sex crimes. I will hazard a guess that if Pervo-Dad had raped one of his sons, he wouldn't have been let out of prison until the last quarter of this century.