Rapist gets probation because girl 'wasn't the victim she claimed to be'

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, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

A Dallas, Texas, judge sentenced an admitted rapist to probation because she says the 14-year-old girl he assaulted wasn't a virgin and "wasn't the victim she claimed to be."

The decision caused outrage in the community, but State District Judge Jeanine Howard defended sentencing Sir Young, 20, to 45 days in prison, probation and he must volunteer at a rape crisis centre, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The girl, now 17, admitted she wanted to kiss the then-18-year-old boy, but when he wanted to have sex, she said no and told him to stop during the assault at their high school.

But Howard said the girl had been sexually active before, had a baby, and had shown interest in Young.

"She wasn't the victim she claimed to be," Howard said. "He is not your typical sex offender."

The girl told the paper she now believes "it would have been better for me not to say anything."


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