The 80-year-old defendant, WiIIiam, reportedly pleaded guilty and ‘only received 20 days in jail for se-ually assaulting a 6-year-old girl’. District Attorney John said he has checked with the parents, and the defendant’s punishment accomplishes their goals.  William is also required to pay a fine of $2,000 and $1,965 in court costs, and he can’t possess a firearm or ammunition, according to court records. 

But, many people were confused about the sentence that was just handed down to a repeat se* offender. During his sentencing hearing, District Attorney John told the judge the goals of the victim’s parents were that he be required to register as a se* offender and their daughter not have to testify.

The sentence was part of a plea deal that allowed the man to serve a light prison sentence in exchange for a 10-year probation period. If he completes the probation without any further incidents, his child se* crimes will be expunged from his record. This extremely light sentence is highly unusual for a crime of nature wise was convicted of. Most convicted child molesters receive upwards of 30 years in prison. Evidently, the judge presiding over his case did not want to put William in jail for the rest of his life. Hence, the relatively lenient sentence has many wondering whether justice was truly done in this case.

The family of the girl that was m0lested by William did not want to have to make her experience the trauma of testifying in court. By doing this, the family hoped to deprive him of the media fame that comes with a high-profile child m0lestation case. The terms of his probation forbid him to have contact with any child under 18 unless he has prior approval, according to court documents.  He must also perform 240 hours of community service and undergo a se-ual abuse treatment program, according to court filings.