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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:08 PM

No prison time for man who pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault of four teenage girls

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Source: CNN



Updated 5:55 PM ET, Sun November 21, 2021




(CNN)A man who pleaded guilty to the rape and sexual assault of four teenage girls will avoid prison time after a New York state judge said time behind bars would be inappropriate.


Christopher Belter, now 20, entered a plea deal in 2019 in which he agreed to plead guilty to attempted first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents.

The charges stem from four separate incidents in 2017 and 2018 in Lewiston, New York, the documents state. He and the victims were all under 18 at the time.

Belter was placed on interim probation for two years with limits on his internet use and access to pornography, the documents state.

But he violated the terms of his probation, according to court documents. Judge Matthew J. Murphy denied him Youthful Offender status and ruled he'd be sentenced as an adult, the documents state............................................................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/us/chris-belter-assault-sentence/index.html



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Reply No prison time for man who pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault of four teenage girls (Original post)
riversedge Nov 21 OP
CentralMass Nov 21 #1
cstanleytech Nov 22 #4
llashram Nov 21 #2
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Omaha Steve Nov 22 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:24 PM

1. Wtf ?

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:47 AM

4. Ya, its a WTF as if it was a Black, Hispanic or any other minority defendant you can bet

they would be behind bars for a long time.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:43 PM

2. yikes

miscarriage of justice for the victims

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:45 PM

3. FYI this story was posted in LBN last week

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Mon Nov 22, 2021, 06:04 AM

5. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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