FortWayneNews highlights yet another example of our county prosecutor handing out the most lenient plea bargain possible for a child molester:
A woman who knew Martin told authorities she’d learned he had invited her young daughters to perform sex acts with him and had touched them inappropriately on several occasions, a probable cause affidavit said.
As part of a plea agreement, Martin pleaded guilty to one count each of child molesting and child solicitation. The agreement calls for him to serve four years on probation.
Probation? Are you kidding me? As I've said before if I were to make a list that ranks the most heinous crimes then child molesting would be near the top. Yet in this county we repeatedly slap these people on the wrist and send them back into our community. I'm sure if this guy would've had some sort of illegal narcotic on him then he would've found his way to slammer quickly - where are our priorities?
Are county voters going to continue to tolerate this? Have party politics taken over so much that no other Republican will challenge Richards? Is this the best our community can offer? Karen Richards must go...