This story, A Judge's Struggle to Avoid Imposing a Penalty He Hated, does not make you feel all warm and fuzzy about our criminal justice system, although it speaks well for Judge Lynch. The 18-year old defendant remailed a lot of nasty kiddie porn. From the sound of it, it's not wrong to convict him. But to send him to jail for twice as long as he'd get for statutory rape of a 12-year-old?
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