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    Crumbling of morals continues

    Burlington, Vermont -- January 4, 2005

    There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven.

    The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.

    Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a littler girl countless times starting when she was seven.

    But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works.

    "The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom. Most of the on-lookers were related to a young girl who was repeatedly raped by Mark Hulett who was in court to be sentenced.

    The sex abuse started when the girl was seven and ended when she was ten. Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of eight to twenty years in prison, in part, as punishment.

    "Punishment is a valid purpose," Chittenden Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Andreson argued to Judge Edward Cashman.

    "The state recognizes that the court may not agree or subscribe to that method of sentencing but the state does. The state thinks that it is a very important factor for the court to consider," Andreson added.

    But Judge Cashman explained that he is more concerned that Hulett receive sex offender treatment as rehabilitation. But under Department of Corrections classification, Hulett is considered a low-risk for re-offense so he does not qualify for in-prison treatment.So the judge sentenced him to just 60 days in prison and then Hulett must complete sex treatment when he gets out or face a possible life sentence.

    Judge Cashman also also revealed that he once handed down stiff sentences when he first got on the bench 25 years ago, but he no longer believes in punishment.

    "I discovered it accomplishes nothing of value;it doesn't make anything better;it costs us a lot of money; we create a lot of expectation, and we feed on anger,"Cashman explained to the people in the court.

    The sentence outraged the victim's family who asked not to be identified.

    "I don't like it," the victim's mother,in tears, told Channel 3. "He should pay for what he did to my baby and stop it here. She's not even home with me and he can be home for all this time, and do what he did in my house," she added.

    Hulett -- who had been out on bail-- was taken away to start his sentence immediately.

    Brian Joyce - Channel 3 News



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    I'd send him to prison 4 life, no perole.

    There's no excuse for ever doing something like that, one of reasons i dont watch the news, its depressing but it happens everyday.

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    Amazing, simply amazing . . . that judge should be dis-barred for that. Send the fkr to jail for life and let happen to him what he did to that little girl. Talk about physical therapy.

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    Thats just wrong. I don't want to post on my true feelings about the punishment for such a crime but lets just say no life would be involved.

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    That judge should be taken off of the bench.

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    That's one of the most pathetic things I've ever read. If I were related to that little girl I think I'd take the law into my hands. That judges favorite song must be, "Puff the Magic Dragon." What a fool...
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    Re: Crumbling of morals continues

    "ltrey33" wrote:
    That judge should be taken off of the bench.
    I agree 100%. It is not our place to punish this animal. That is why we have faith in our judicial process. No sense in lowering ourselves to this criminal. This judge simply should be removed and advised that "we the citizens" want our judicial system to act out according to law...hence punishment fits the crime. This judge should not be sentencing people on gut feelings or what he thinks is punishment or not.



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    Both are a waste of oxygen.


    Personally, I don't think there is intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

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    Hang 'em BOTH!!!
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    "ltrey33" wrote:
    That judge should be taken off of the bench.
    I also agree 100%. That almost makes the Judge as sick as the rapist.
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