Legally-blind Rapist Avoids Jail Time For Assault On 13-year-old

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An Oklahoma man averted jail time after pleading responsible to raping a 13-year-old woman at a church camp.

Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, attacked the woman in 2016 whereas she was attending the Falls Creek church camp in Oklahoma. Petty, a cook dinner on the camp, tied a rope round her wrists, raped her and threatened to harm her if she informed anybody, in response to investigators.

Petty is legally blind, which was an element within the sentencing.

“The large factor is Mr. Petty is legally blind and the mother and father (of the sufferer) dwell out of state and this little woman lives out of state and did not need to make all of the travels forwards and backwards,” Murray County Assistant District Lawyer David Pyle informed the Oklahoman newspaper. “The plea was negotiated with their permission.”

Petty was sentenced to 15 years’ probation after pleading responsible to first-degree rape earlier this month. He must put on an ankle monitor for 2 years and register as a intercourse offender, in response to the Oklahoman. He additionally should get remedy.

The sufferer’s household was informed by prosecutors that Petty “wouldn’t serve any significant jail time as a result of his medical situations,” lawyer Bruce Robertson informed the newspaper.

“Based mostly on this illustration, the household didn’t object to the probationary sentence,” Robertson informed the paper.

A civil lawsuit was additionally filed in connection to the rape, in response to the newspaper.

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