Can any sentence requiring registration be considered lenient?

The Buffalo County Attorney is asking the Nebraska Supreme Court to overrule a sentence in a sexual assault case, because he thinks the sentence is too lenient.

As reported in the Kearney Hub…

In February, _____ ________, 22, formerly of Gibbon, was sentenced in Buffalo County District Court by Judge Bill Wright to four years of intensive supervised probation on a conviction of attempted felony first-degree sexual assault of a then-12-year-old girl on Aug. 1, 2015, in Kearney. The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

During the Feb. 23 sentencing hearing, Wright called ________’s victim the “aggressor” in the case saying, “She made the advances.”

In addition to probation, the 22-year-old must also register as a sex offender.

Read the story in the Kearney Hub.

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