Long story short, humans can be garbage at times, and when they are, we hope that justice will be served and they will get what they deserve.
This is especially true when the crime is committed against an innocent child, like when a father does something unforgivable like rape his own 12-year-old daughter.
If you’re sane, you hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life.
But if you’re this Montana judge, you have other ideas and think that 60 days is a fair prison sentence for a man who raped his own child. And even worse?
The father, Martin Blake, will end up only serving 43 days of that sentence, to boot. But this is all thanks to Judge McKeon’s discretion. That’s just the start of the story, as the dad isn’t the only person in the family that has a screw loose.
The plea agreement recommended a 100 year prison sentence, with 75 years suspended, resulting in 25 years behind bars for the man’s heinous crime.
He would also be responsible for the “educational phase and cognitive behavioral phase of a sexual offender treatment program,” $80 in court fees, and any future cost of “psychological counseling, therapy and treatment” for the victim.”
The minimum punishment for Blake’s crime was 25 years and a $50,000 fine.
But Judge McKeon, possibly swayed by letters from the girl’s mother and maternal grandmother, asked for leniency.
Yes, you read that right. Letters from the victim’s mom and grandma siding with Deadbeat Daddy.
The girl’s mother wrote:
And here’s grandma weighing in:
Because of this, Blake will only spend 43 days in jail, register as a sex offender, cannot own a computer, and will have restricted Internet access to deter him from accessing child porn.
Here’s the pathetic statement from the Judge.
A Change.org petition has been started to impeach Judge McKeon, and it already has 55,000 signatures.
Although Judge McKeon will most likely retire soon, people still want the petition signed, as it will deny him his state pension.
“I’ve tried to do my job studiously, hardworking and timely and confidently throughout this entire tenure,” McKeon said. “A lot of these cases are emotional cases, cases that carry with them a certain amount of stress. There’s something that might weigh with you for some time, until you might make a ruling. Once I make a decision, I’ve got to move on. That’s what the appellate courts are for.”
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Mary Taylor The Mother & Grandmother are disgusting! How can you not protect this child? Shameful behavior by women she likely looked up to for support & safety! Their only concern seems to be about the sons’ welfare going forward. Don’t know who are the worst offenders…despicable father, asinine (pedophile enabling) judge or the women that didn’t protect this young girl!! It’s horrific!!
Bill Voinovich I quit reading stories like this because they piss me off so much when the asshole judges let these turds off with a slap on the wrist…
That judge should be in prison for the rest of his life……
Kim Pitts Judge should be impeached and investigated for child porn or molestation himself. Father should be in jail for 25 years. The victim of this heinous crime should be removed from the home due to her mothers and grandma’s lack of decency and protection. The boys should never be in contact with their child molester father for their own good. But, this was in Montana so I doubt they will protect this female child. Obviously the women have no strength of character or self worth.
Fay Lee This is disgraceful, he should be removed as a judge. I am at a loss for words the support this heinous father received from the female family members. What is wrong with you all?!!!