Corey Deen Saunders, the convicted sex offender who police say lured a 6 year old boy into a bathroom in a library and raped him in 2008 was sentenced to life in prison. Just don't release that sign of relief just yet. It turns out Saunders, who is 27 will be eligible for parole in just 15 years.
The very fact that this latest attack could have been prevented only serves to make the story more disturbing.
Saunders was released from prison in December 2006, despite objections from prosecutors and three psychologists who said he was too dangerous to be let out. He is a Level 3 sex offender, a designation given to those believed most likely to re-offend.
The case reignited debate over a civil commitment law that allows prosecutors to request that sexual offenders be locked up indefinitely after completing their prison terms.
Prosecutors sought to have Saunders committed after he served his term. But a judge rejected the request, citing Saunders' history of being sexually abused as a child and his lack of sexual crimes while in prison.
And, for the record- I'm sick of having to explain that child rapists usually don't commit sexual crimes while in prison, but I'm going to do it yet again. Perhaps someone should have pointed out to this two bit idiot in a robe that it wasn't a shock Saunders didn't commit sexual crimes, seeing how it's so rare to find a little boy roaming around a prison these days.