When a kid has been sexually abused by some sicko? I suspend all of my righteously liberal let’s be reasonable here mantras . . . string ‘em up. But six hundred thirty four years in prison?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m cheering a jury’s decision not to pull any punches for a guy who raped a little girl and forced her and her friend to perform sexual acts on one another while he watched. Robert Walter Bonner is a class A scum-sucking maggot.
I was just mystified at how they work out six hundred thirty four years in prison?
Turns out it’s based on the number of charges – six counts of aggravated sexual assault, plus four counts of indecency with a child and two counts of sexual performance of a child. A jury decided Bonner deserved ninety-nine years for each aggravated sexual assault count . . . then tacked on an extra twenty years each for the latter six counts.
The judge opted to give Bonner the six ninety-nine-year prison terms and two twenty-year terms, to be served consecutively. Four twenty-years sentences are to be served at the same time as his first ninety-nine year sentence.
Add it all up, you’ve got six hundred thirty four years for him to rot. Which means Bonner won’t be getting out of prison anytime soon, and kids all over Texas are a little safer. It won’t give these little girls back their innocence, but you know what? This sentence sounds just right to me.
What do you think?