What caught my eye was a headline of a rape charge being tossed because the victim had left the state unable to testify. Reading the article, there are a variety of sentences handed down for these crimes. The only consistency is the victims were all 14 years-old or younger. Are these the tough new sentencing laws hailed this past summer?
Andrew J. Loew- 19-year-old Fort Wayne man to eight years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Robin Carias- sentenced Carias to serve eight years of a 10-year prison sentence for having sex with a 13-year-old girl he knew. She also gave him 99 days’ jail credit and dismissed two additional molestation charges.
Gregory M. Hope, 34- ordered him to serve 10 years of a 15-year prison sentence for molesting boy, 14
Kent J. Holse Jr,- an 18-year-old Fort Wayne man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl in August was ordered to serve two years in prison Monday.
Roy Mason, 55- A Florida man must serve a four-year sentence for trying to solicit sex online from a DeKalb County girl, 13, in 2004
Scott E. Maggard, 35- A Columbia City man accused of fondling a 13-year-old girl was given a four-year suspended sentence