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KS: Bill outlaws lowering sentences for some sex offenders in Kansas

[kshb.com – 5/1/19]

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent judges from reducing sentences for adult sex offenders because a child victim was the “aggressor.”
Events that unfolded in a Leavenworth County courtroom in December inspired the change after 67-year-old Raymond Soden , who was charged with soliciting teen girls online for sex, received a reduced sentence.
Despite a standard sentence for such crimes of 14 years, Judge Michael Gibbins sentenced Soden to fewer than six years, saying the 13- and 14-year-old victims were “aggressors” in the case.

That decision drew national attention and led Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson to call for a change.

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  1. Joe123

    Any Lawmakers that try to pass Bills to curtail a judge’s discretion in cases, are un-American, disgusting, and borderline terrorists of the free state.

    These useless pricks think that they know more about a case than an individual judge who’s sole purpose is to preside over the details of the case and then use their unbiased judgment to pass a sentence based on all facts presented.

  2. G4Change

    Another example of one branch of government overreaching into the realm of another branch. And still these judges do nothing to stop this garbage. Maybe one day the legislature will pass a bill eliminating the judicial and executive branches of government and they can become monarchs. Fools!!!

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