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legsdiamond
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"Judge: Jail is inappropriate for man who pleads guilty to raping 4 women"


          

This is that bullshit. He “prayed on it and this is what his God told him to do”

Now we all know his God is green and more than likely in an off shore account somewhere or a gig after he retires.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/us/chris-belter-assault-sentence/index.html

A man who pleaded guilty to the rape and sexual assault of four teenage girls will avoid prison time after a New York state judge said time behind bars would be inappropriate.

Christopher Belter, now 20, entered a plea deal in 2019 in which he agreed to plead guilty to attempted first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents.

The charges stem from four separate incidents in 2017 and 2018 in Lewiston, New York, the documents state. He and the victims were all under 18 at the time.

Belter was placed on interim probation for two years with limits on his internet use and access to pornography, the documents state.

But he violated the terms of his probation, according to court documents. Judge Matthew J. Murphy denied him Youthful Offender status and ruled he'd be sentenced as an adult, the documents state.

Last Tuesday, Judge Murphy issued a sentence of eight years of probation and ruled Belter must register as a sex offender -- but said prison time would be inappropriate.

"I agonized. I'm not ashamed that to say that I actually prayed over what is the appropriate sentence in this case because there was great pain. There was great harm. There were multiple crimes committed in the case," Judge Murphy said, according to CNN affiliate WKBW. "It seems to me that a sentence that involves incarceration or partial incarceration isn't appropriate, so I am going to sentence you to probation."

An order of protection was also issued on the first charge.

The lighter-than-expected punishment for Belter bears similarities to criticism lobbied against the sexual assault case of Brock Turner, the Stanford University student who was sentenced to six months in prison by Judge Aaron Persky for raping an adult woman. Voters in Santa Clara County, California, later recalled Persky due to outrage over the sentence.

Judge Murphy is set to retire next month at the state's mandatory retirement age of 70, according to WKBW.

Belter's attorney Barry Covert declined to comment. Prior to the sentencing, Belter read a statement to the victims in the case.

"Through treatment and reflection, I've come to feel deep shame and regret for my actions. None of you deserved to be in this situation," he said. "I hope each of you could close that wound I gashed."

"I know though, that a scar will remain that will serve as a reminder of the evil of that night," he added.

Victim 'M.M.' spoke in court in August

One of Belter's victims spoke about the incident in a court hearing. The girl, identified as M.M., was 16 in August 2018 when Belter raped her and "told her to stop being such a baby," court documents state. She told the court she focused on a plant in his room "as she cried during the attack."


"I wish I would have had a louder voice at the beginning of all of this. Maybe I could have done more. That 16-year-old girl trusted a bit too much that justice would have been served. She worried that if she spoke up louder, she would get hurt even worse and hurt other people along the way. She had just assumed that all rapists go to jail. She missed out on opportunities to speak up that she wasn't even aware of. Let the People do their jobs, right," she told the court.

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"But today I am older. Today I know that I am able to speak up for myself without interference, without people telling me what to say and what not to say. So I stand before you now asking you to not let this be the end, to not let this rapist walk away from two years' probation with a clean slate. I am asking you because you have the ability to save future girls. You have the ability to either put this fire out or to let it continue burning."

Steve Cohen, an attorney for one of Belter's victims, said his client was deeply disappointed in the sentence and vomited in the bathroom afterward.

M.M. told WKBW she was "disgusted" by the sentencing.

"The judge had the opportunity to put out the fire but he chose to let it keep burning," she said. "I didn't expect to be as emotional as I was, but I just broke down."

Niagara County District Attorney Brian Seaman also criticized the lack of prison time in the sentence.

"Based on the seriousness of these crimes, the very powerful and emotional statements of the victims and the fact that Christopher Belter was already given a shot at interim probation and failed, my office has been very clear that we believed a prison sentence was entirely appropriate in this case," he said.

'It's a miscarriage of justice,' another victim says

Jane Doe, a 19-year-old college student who was assaulted by Belter in 2017, told CNN that she was in a state of disbelief when her dad called her to tell her the news.

"I kind of just went silent," she said. "He asked me if I could hear him. I just couldn't believe it. After he had been talking to me for awhile I kind of absorbed what he was saying, and I started to get sick."

When asked about why she thinks Judge Murphy made the decision he did, Doe said that she doesn't know because the decision doesn't make any sense to her.

"My perspective legally is that I don't really have an answer, I feel like I was misrepresented and it's a miscarriage of justice. In my heart, unfortunately, I think he (Judge Murphy) empathized with Christopher, and that is a really sick idea to have to imagine."

Doe was especially disheartened when she heard in media reports that Murphy said he prayed on the decision, and that as a lifelong Christian she has "trouble believing that they pray to the same God."

"To know that someone used God's name to rationalize such a sick decision was heartbreaking to me, that somehow Judge Murphy's decision he made was appropriate because he prayed," she said.

After her experience with this case over the last few years, she said that she feels the criminal justice system is "beyond corrupt," and that she is not protected by the laws that currently exist. Most of all, she feels that these laws mean nothing to privileged people who are able to manipulate and abuse the system for their benefit.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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'we' have been spoiled
Nov 23rd 2021
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This is a disgusting story. n/m
Nov 23rd 2021
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Judge who confers with a man in the sky shouldn't be a Judge...
Nov 23rd 2021
3
that muhhfukka lying on God
Nov 23rd 2021
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      Agreed. God would have made him marry them.
Nov 23rd 2021
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He didnt confer with God about the four raped girls??
Nov 23rd 2021
4
He was already placed on probation, and he violated that probation.
Nov 23rd 2021
6
If that judge has daughters or granddaughters
Nov 24th 2021
8
have you looked around? he probably would
Nov 26th 2021
9
won't matter if they're related to the judge.
Nov 26th 2021
10
      that is 100% true, but the recent NHL debacle
Nov 28th 2021
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           I had no idea about this story.
Nov 28th 2021
14
                I didn't think anything would ever surprise me again and I was wrong
Nov 28th 2021
15
Disgusting n/m
Nov 28th 2021
11
Hope the parents get the book thrown at them
Nov 28th 2021
12

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1. "'we' have been spoiled"
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by what we think progress is, and by the progress we think we have made.

Every time I see shit like this, the Rittenhouse verdict, the Arbery murder I tripp off of how shocked i'm NOT. My heart weeps for that girl, and the rapists statements make my stomach turn. I'm sure there's a black man in this forum who has had the book thrown at him for the slightest of infractions.

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Tue Nov-23-21 11:55 AM

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2. "This is a disgusting story. n/m"
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3. "Judge who confers with a man in the sky shouldn't be a Judge..."
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...absolutely disgusting story all around




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legsdiamond
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5. "that muhhfukka lying on God"
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Judges shouldn’t be allowed to do shit like this..

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Tue Nov-23-21 04:33 PM

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7. "Agreed. God would have made him marry them."
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Tue Nov-23-21 04:38 PM by Cold Truth

  

          

After, of course, paying their dad $50.

  

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4. "He didnt confer with God about the four raped girls??"
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He thinks God just ignored that part??

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6. "He was already placed on probation, and he violated that probation."
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The previous probation was less than the one that the judge just issued.
He will now have to serve 8 years of probation, so the idea is that more
probation will keep him in order?

This is pure corruption and an injustice to society. The purpose of the law
is to protect citizens from people who violate the law, not to protect violators
of the law.

Governments create laws and it is the responsibility of the court to uphold them.
It’s called law and order, and that should not be interfered with by
religious sentiments or personal beliefs.


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8. "If that judge has daughters or granddaughters"
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and this happened to them, I wonder if he'd issue the same sentence.

Better yet, if it happened to him, would he feel probation was enough?

Let someone forcefully penetrate him and see if he'd be ok after. Then again...he might be into that.

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9. "have you looked around? he probably would"
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most of the women you have ever met

have a story about men they know who say they'll kill anyone who looks at them wrong

and shortly afterward proceeded to either be the person who violated them in some way, or looked the other way when some other dude did it

this case is not the exception


www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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10. "won't matter if they're related to the judge."
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he probably sees everyone as 'less than' unless you're a white male. hard to get humanity out of someone that clearly doesn't see woman as humans in need of some kind of justice in this case.

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13. "that is 100% true, but the recent NHL debacle"
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revealed how much people are willing to look the other way on sexual assault

the Blackhawks decided to give up no a first round draft pick who one of their employees sexually assaulted instead of doing something about it.

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there doesn't seem to be *anyone* who matters enough, and that was surprising to me

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14. "I had no idea about this story. "
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it's all fucked up. dude basically had no consequences and got paid to resign. even got his name on the trophy.

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/blackhawks-sexual-assault-scandal-explained-gm-stan-bowman-steps-aside-full-timeline-2010-incident/dvghc204apyw1ssgggrch4x1g

This sounds like some old school mob shit.


John Doe stated "that Aldrich threatened John Doe by telling John Doe he needed to act like he enjoyed the sexual encounter or John Doe would never play in the NHL 'or walk' again" and then forcibly performed sexual acts before threatening him again. Again, it should be noted that Aldrich said the encounter was consensual.

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15. "I didn't think anything would ever surprise me again and I was wrong"
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we have a whole array of systems in our society that refuse to deal with sexual assault and harassment as a problem, basically as a rule, and they don't give a fuck who it happens to

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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11. "Disgusting n/m"
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peace

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12. "Hope the parents get the book thrown at them"
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N the pending trial against them

Best outcome here unfortunately

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