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He Was Caught Molesting A 10-Year-Old, Only Gets A Fine Without Prison Time - It Gets Worse

In a perfect world, the legal system will dish out punishment that’s at least somewhere in the ballpark of a reasonable expectation for the actual crime committed. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and we have our latest example from deep in the heart of Texas.

As Big Country Homepage shares, an elderly man in Taylor County has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to multiple crimes. His offense? Multiple child sex crimes, and they were committed inside of a church for good measure. The man, 83-year-old James Lee Wright, was even caught red-handed by the child’s father before fessing up.

To make the situation even more maddening, the incident occurred way back in January 2014. While there is certainly something to be said for taking your time with an investigation to insure that all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed, a period of two years from accusation to sentencing is beyond ludicrous.

At the time of the incident, the affected female child was 10-years-old. Her father had gone to pick her up at the neighborhood church, but something was suspiciously blocking the door of the recreation room. He would find her sitting on Wright’s lap when he was able to get in.

The father further questioned his daughter upon leaving, and he would go on to learn that the man had inappropriately touched her, and he also found it appropriate to be "telling her crazy things.” That wasn’t the only time Wright had engaged in disturbing behavior with her either, as she told her father he had touched her at least one other time.

Charges were eventually filed, and Wright pleaded guilty to two counts of indecency with a child. He walked away with a sentence of 10 years probation, a $1,500 fine, 240 hours of community service, and will have to register as a sex offender.

Source: Big Country
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