The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Leonard Miles Gets More Than He Deserved

Leonard Miles was given something that few in his position will get, and what even less actually deserve.

The 17 year old was convicted of raping 3 women, although he was suspected in five different counts. In each instance, he approached female strangers, threatened them by claiming he had a gun and would shoot them, and then proceeded to rape them.

At his sentencing he received 25 years, with a possibility of parole in 17 years. But that wasn't the only thing he received.

Seventeen-year-old serial rapist Leonard Miles exchanged words with his victims at sentencing in Hennepin County District Court on Friday.

He offered them apologies. They offered their sympathy and compassion.

"I want you to get help for whatever reason brought you to do this," one woman said in her statement to the court.