Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rape 3 Teens, Get Probation

The NY Daily News has this unbelievable report of the NYC judge sentencing a serial sex offender to probation.  

"A Manhattan Supreme Court justice came under fire Monday for granting probation to a city worker who admitted he had raped or sexually abused three teen girls under his care.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. blasted the sentence Justice Cassandra Mullen [who was appointed to the bench by Republican Govenor Pataki] gave to Tony Simmons, 47, as 'outrageously lenient.' Prosecutors wanted Simmons to get at least a year behind bars. 'This was an egregious breach of the public's trust,' Vance said.

Simmons, who worked for the city Department of Juvenile Justice for 16 years, pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old girl in a courthouse elevator, assaulting a 16-year-old in a pantry and assaulting a 15-year-old in a waiting area. He must serve 10years' probation and register as a sex offender."

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