-- It took two years to get a plea agreement together, but last April, Paul Beck went to prison for sexually assaulting two women. Now, six months later, he wants out on shock probation. But one of his victims stood up in a courtroom Tuesday and pleaded with the judge to keep him behind bars. WAVE 3 investigator James Zambroski
This is really the story of one victim, a woman named Heather, who came to us about a month ago with a tale of how the system had failed
her. From a two-year delay in her attacker's trial to lost DNA evidence to a plea agreement she wasn't happy with, Heather has felt shortchanged at every turn.
On Tuesday, she asked the court not to let her down again.
Paul Beck admits he sexually assaulted Heather and another woman. He's six months into a 5-year prison sentence, but wants shock probation because he says he has become a Christian.
Doug Zeckner, Heather's uncle, says Beck's prison conversion is suspect. "I don't think a short period of born again is really a good excuse.... I'm a Christian, but I think this is used as an easy out by a lot of people."
Beck told the court that his stay in prison has been a "fear-inducing experience that there is someone to answer to and to answer for."
He's found God hmmm
If this judge lets him out it will be a travesty he has only served 6 months
this poor woman has been let down so many times ite disgusting.