Thursday, October 07, 2010

Today's Action Alert

Concerns the New York state case where a juvenile counselor (who appears to have worked for the judicial system) confessed to raping one juvenile and sexually harassing two others:

Simmons continued to prey on teenagers in his custody until 2008, when a 15-year-old girl came forward to say he had sodomized her behind a locker in the girls holding area, which he stocked with condoms and cookies. Investigators believe the assaults go back a decade to the rape of a 13-year-old in the holding area.

"Just the tip of the iceberg," Assistant District Attorney Amir Vonsover said in 2008, when Simmons was indicted for three sex assaults.

On Sept. 27, Simmons appeared in court and pleaded guilty to raping Ashley and sexually assaulting two other teens.

He received probation.
Getting just probation seems to be based on plea bargaining. You can protest here (I haven't checked if you have to live in New York state to do so).