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ND: Man Sentenced to Prison For Sexual Conversations with Minors

… Judge Gary Lee ordered ____ ____ to spend six years in prison, followed by five years of probation, and a lifetime requirement to register of a sex offender. Judge Gary Lee told ____ that the prison time was a minor worry in his life. The judge said the lifetime sex offender label was much more damaging, adding, quote, “Your life is over.” Full Article

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  1. G4Change

    “The judge said the lifetime sex offender label was much more damaging, adding, quote, “Your life is over.””

    Oh, but, hey, it’s not punishment after all. It’s like a membership to Price Club. [sarcasm]

    • Harry

      Janice and other CR lawyers need to put this remark in their ammo bags.

    • Jo

      Maybe signing up for Price Club is tantamount to your life being over?

      • Harry

        It may have been when it was Price Club. However, since Costco acquired Price Club, if I do not renew my costco card, I do not go to jail. When traveling to another country it will, most likely, let a person in if, he/she is a Costco member.

  2. Timmr

    “Your life is over.” In other words, not only is it worse than six years in prison, registration is virtually a death sentence. That’s a whopper of an admission from this judge.

  3. MS

    Yes, that was my thought also when I read this article. If registration is not punitive then why the remark “Your life is over?

    • Q

      It’s because they know the truth but dare not utter it. This judge obviously couldn’t resist indulging his bias and slipped.

      • Harry

        …Or, he may wanted the truth to come out and this was the safest way for him to delivered it.

        • Q

          Perhaps; but I think not. I also think he more than likely wasn’t bound by law to send this man to prison. And lifetime registration?!?!

  4. The Anon

    Thank you Judge Gary Lee for giving more proof that the registry is punishment. The more quotes like this the sooner the registry will fall.

  5. Judge Orders Inmate to Kill Guards

    This judge essentially told this man to do his best to kill a prison guard. If his life is over, then he has nothing else to lose and the only way to increase his status in life and prison is to promote from sex offender to murderer by killing a prison guard. What choice does he have? His life is over, right Judge Lee?

  6. L. Mitaro

    “Your life is over.”

    They’re not even being coy about it anymore, people!

    Yet registering is summarily deemed only “regulatory, civil and administrative…” and not punitive. YEAH, RIGHT.

    Make no mistake.. the REAL prison sentence starts once you’re released.

    It’s a living death. You die TWICE. Once when you register, then natural death.

    • Harry

      Where as “protecting children” is sheep’s clothing and hate is the wolf. The wolf is appearing.

      • L. Mitaro

        Can’t make an “public safety” omelette without breaking almost a million eggs.

        If it saves one life ruins a million lives, it’s worth it!

    • j

      Just to play devil’s advocate, imagine the defendant saying the same thing to the judge in return. It may change the arrogance of some sitting on the bench to have a statement like that directed at them. There are many many fair minded judges but there are a**h**s in every profession, including the judiciary.

  7. ab

    Sigh….this fixes the underlying issues how?

  8. amom

    Clearly this man committed a crime punishable by law and no one disputes that.. yet no matter what crime was committed, one should be able to serve his/her sentence and get out a FREE man to live life like any other man. Being on a law enforcement registry would be okay if public access were not allowed. I guess, like everything else in this country, money runs the show! Hey, we need someone with lots of money on our side!

  9. TURTLE

    Janice and other CR lawyers need to put this remark in their ammo bags…………..

    @JANICE—–U AGREE?

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