O.C. Judge Who Gave Reduced Sentence to Child Molester Asked to Resign
Orange County supervisors officially called for the resignation of a Superior Court judge who sentenced a convicted child molester to 10 years in prison rather than the minimum 25 years that state law requires.
In handing down the sentence this month, Judge Marc Kelly said the molester seemed remorseful for his actions and didn’t fit the profile of a sexual predator — a line of reasoning that elicited swift outcry from the public and politicians alike. The defendant was convicted of molesting a 3-year-old girl.
The victim’s mother, who is related to the defendant, had asked that he receive probation so that he could get help.
Supervisor Andrew Do said that by approving the resolution, which carries no official weight, the governing body was giving voice to the people they represent.
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