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5 years ago  ::  Nov 15, 2013 - 6:21PM #1
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An Alabama man convicted of raping a teenage girl will serve no prison time. On Wednesday, a judge in Athens, Alabama, ruled that the rapist will be punished by serving two years in a program aimed at nonviolent criminalsand three years of probation.

In September, a jury in Limestone County, in north central Alabama, found Austin Smith Clem, 25, guilty of raping Courtney Andrews, a teenage acquaintance and his then-neighbor, three times—twice when she was 14, and again when was she was 18.

Clem's defense attorney did not call any witnesses at trial, according to After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury returned guilty verdicts against Clem on one count of first-degree rape and two counts of second-degree rape.



Americans, what the hell is going on with your judges and sex crimes lately?

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

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5 years ago  ::  Nov 15, 2013 - 6:36PM #2
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If he had  used drugs he would have gotten a stiffer sentence. Rape is a violent crime, not a sex crime. How could this idiot judge send him to nonviolent offender treatment?

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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5 years ago  ::  Nov 16, 2013 - 11:52AM #3
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Some one said on another forum, Sharia law has come to Alabama, Not considering  rape a crime, no matter how young the victim. Females have no rights, because females don't actually count as human beings, to people like the rapist and the judge who let him off for the rape. 

The American taliban.

And yes Dave rape is not about sex, it is a violent crime about power and control. But as long as the violence is against females and children, some have no probelm, some consider  it acceptabtable. Teapublicans don't have a problem at all with it.

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