To the People

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Note to Self: Next Time You Whip It Out In Public, Make Sure You're Not In Montana

HAMILTON, Mont. — A Missoula man who was on parole after serving nine years in prison for rape was sentenced Tuesday to 225 years in prison for three felony counts of indecent exposure.

District Judge James Haynes sentenced Robert Stearns to 75 years in prison on each of the counts. The sentences will run consecutively.

Emphasis added. Full story here.

The sentence was undoubtedly influenced by the fact that the man was already in jail for a sex crime. And he doesn't sound like a guy anyone would want roaming the streets. But wow, that's one huge sentence.

I hope it's not abused as a precedent in a later, less serious case.

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