Morning Poll: Did Rachel Brock Get Off Easy?
|Rachel Brock could serve no jail time for sexually abusing a then-13-year-old boy.|
The charges to which Brock pleaded guilty -- two counts of child abuse with sexual motivation -- are much less severe than those with which she was initially charged.
Brock originally was charged with seven counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of furnishing obscene materials to a minor. Had she been convicted of those charges, she could be facing decades in prison.
However, because of the plea deal, when she's sentenced in August, Brock faces no more than a year in county jail, and 10 years probation -- and she won't have to register as a sex offender.
Her mother, Susan Brock, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, lifetime probation, and must register as a sex offender for similar crimes.
Rachel was 18 when she began abusing the boy, while Susan was in her 40s -- but the abuse was roughly the same. The sentences: not so much.
We want to know what you think: did Rachel Brock get off easy (no pun intended).
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