Sick. Disturbing. Angry. Sad. This story makes feel all of these emotions, but mostly angry. This guy gets PROBATION? No. That is not acceptable. He admitted to raping a 13 year old girl at a church camp. He tied her up and raped her. Just beyond sick. Here is the complete story from Oklahoma News 4.
"An Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty to brutally raping a 13-year-old girl at a church camp was sentenced to 15 years probation.
In the summer of 2016, a 13-year-old girl said she was raped by Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, while she was at Falls Creek.
Petty was reportedly a cook at the church camp.
Court documents show that the victim says that Petty told her he was going to show her how to perform tricks on a device he brought to the camp when he suddenly pulled her into his cabin.
“Petty closed the door to his bedroom, tied [victim’s] hands behind her back, pulled down her jeans, pushed her face down on his bed, and violently raped and sodomized her,” the document states.
He was later arrested and charged with forcible sodomy, first-degree rape, and rape by instrumentation."
According to Jezebel: "The family of the 13-year-old agreed to the plea deal after they were told by the district attorney’s office that Petty would not serve “any meaningful prison time due to his medical conditions.” Under probation Petty will wear an ankle monitor for just 24 months, register as a sex offender, and receive treatment."
The Oklahoman reports that the reason Petty got probation over prison time was due to the fact that he’s legally blind.
Who cares if he's blind? His blindness didn't keep him from raping this little girl. Disgusting. Please throw him in jail.