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    Sex Offender Doesn't Show For Sentence

    Jeffrey Steigerwalt of upstate, PA didn't bother to come to his sentencing even though he had plead guilty to raping a then 13 year old girl. The 26 year old Steigerwalt was going to get a day less than a year considering he'd take a plea aggrement. Just wonderful. Now this poor girl who is only 15 has to worry about this louse being out there and everybody else is in danger.http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-...,3450422.story

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    If the victim is telling the truth, and I'm in no way implying she isn't, why wouldn't they handle this as rape instead of letting him plea down to such a lesser charge? A day less than a year?? I'll bet he would only have had to serve 90 days. That's a shame, 90 days for rape.

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    OK, she's 15 NOW and the assault happened in August 2005. So she was 12?! And they dropped the "child rape" charge?

    What would be awesome is if the plea is rejected because he didn't show up, and they go back to the original charges and stick him in jail for a LONG time.

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    If the victim is telling the truth, and I'm in no way implying she isn't, why wouldn't they handle this as rape instead of letting him plea down to such a lesser charge? A day less than a year?? I'll bet he would only have had to serve 90 days. That's a shame, 90 days for rape.
    Because our jails are overcrowded and the laws (and the lawyers) do not feel rape is "that" serious of a crime and rape of a child, oh please, they could really care less about that.
    Think I am being crazy? Just look at the LESS THAN ONE YEAR sentence this man was going to get for RAPING a 12 year old.

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    Oy vey.

    He finally showed. He still maintained his innocence, but pled guilty so he could make a plea deal.

    Up to three years in jail.

    Heck, by now he's probably out.




    http://articles.mcall.com/keyword/pre-sentence-report

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    he got more for skipping bail then for the crime.

    ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsRusty View Post
    If the victim is telling the truth, and I'm in no way implying she isn't, why wouldn't they handle this as rape instead of letting him plea down to such a lesser charge? A day less than a year?? I'll bet he would only have had to serve 90 days. That's a shame, 90 days for rape.
    Could it be that a plea arrangement was made to protect the girl from having to re-live the whole thing at trial? Especially if it happened 3 years ago, and she's started moving on and healing. IDK

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    the state always makes plea deals with this type of garbage. it makes there jobs easier. till they get out again anyways.

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