Court Reverses 225-Year Rape Sentence - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 11, 2013

Tennessee’s Court of Appeals has reversed a 225-year sentence for a former youth pastor convicted of raping three boys when he was 17 years old. Two members of a three-member panel ruled that the original sentence was excessive and that the 225-year sentence failed to reflect the potential for rehabilitation. The court ordered the defendant be resentenced to 50 years in prison, Knoxnews reports.