Mar 10, 2007

US Soldier Sentenced to 4 Years for Rape

Pvt. Geronimo Ramirez, a 23 year old U.S. Soldier, was sentenced to four years in jail for the rape and beating of a 67 year old women.

The largest question in this case is not the obvious, but the fact that the Court only sentenced the soldier to 4 years in jail.

Rape is only second to Murder and maybe attempted murder in seriousness. Rape affects the victim in the most proud way. This women's life will be forever changed because of this situation. This realization should lead courts to sentence rapists to long jail sentences. 4 years in jail for rape is a travesty of justice. The normal sentence for rape is 3 years, but the Court supposedly sentenced the rapist to 4 years because of the severe trauma caused by the rape.

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SeanHayes@ipglegal.com






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