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Update: Answer in the comments
Here’s a fun little game. I give you a scenario, you tell me what the sentence should be.
Defendant is accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping (as in restraining) his friend’s girlfriend. This is a classic he said/she said case. He says she consented, she says she did not. Both sides have credibility issues and there is no allegation of threat, force or violence. Absolutely no egregious facts. The defendant is acquitted of the kidnapping and convicted of the rape. The defendant has no criminal record, is in his late 20s – early 30s, is educated, held a steady job and is a family man. The maximum sentence allowable is 20 years and the minimum that must be imposed is 2 years.
What do you think is appropriate and why?
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- Stephen Gustitis explores the “hired gun” theory.
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There’s a link dump coming later this evening, but for now here are some interesting CT stories:
- Crime and Punishment in CT, NYT.
- State’s surplus almost wiped out, WFSB.
- Affidavit reveals more about home invasion, WFSB.
- Move to allow 17-year olds to vote in primaries moves to Senate, Stamford Advocate.
- Homeless cleared from bridge, Stamford Advocate.
- Indifference to underage drinking, Hartford Courant.
- House votes to increase minimum wage, Stamford Advocate.
- E. Hartford police sued over arrest involving drug dog, Courant.
- Governor, majority Democracts draw closer on crime bill, Journal Inquirer.