The Judge Who Gifted The Stanford Rapist A Light Sentence Just Gave A Guy Who Hoarded Child Porn A JOKE Of A Sentence

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If you’re a sex offender, it certainly seems like sitting in front of Judge Aaron Persky is a gift from the heavens.

Persky sparked nationwide outrage earlier this summer when he gifted Stanford swimmer Brock Turner a lenient six month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster. The cakewalk of a sentence gave birth to a recall campaign to relieve him of his spot as Santa Clara County Superior Court judge.

Well, a completely separate case of Persky’s reckless abuse of discretion has come to light and poured gasoline on the recall campaign.

Prior to the Turner trial, Persky sentenced Robert James Chain, a 48-year-old northern California man, to just four days in jail after Chain pleaded guilty to possessing child abuse images, according to the Guardian. Chain, who is a father and husband, was busted for several pornographic photos and videos–most notably one photo of an adult man “penetrating a naked infant girl.”

The sentence – which resulted in Chain ultimately spending only one night in county jail – provides a sharp contrast to more than a dozen similar cases in the same county in which other judges ordered six months behind bars for defendants convicted of the same felony charge of possessing child abuse images. (Guardian)

Persky’s mind-boggling sentences don’t stop at just those two. As Uproxx points out, he sentenced a dude to just 12 weekends in jail so that he could keep his Silicon Valley job after he  beat and nearly killed his former fiancée.

These light sentences are in stark contrast to the immigrant he sentenced to three years in prison for nearly a near identical crime to Brock Turner’s. Three years is a fair sentence for crimes of this nature with no previous record, but the problem is the inconsistency of his punishments.

Persky must have missed the justice for one, justice for all lesson in Law School. Take a fucking hike, dude.

[h/t Guardian]


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