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Judge sentences ex-Greene County deputy on sex crime charges
Holden said Thursday he has no plans to resign, and he feels like the Me Too group is focusing on a handful of the thousands of sentences he's handed down without considering all of the circumstances. More: Citing nepotism, lack of authority, prosecutor wants to stop judge's Domestic Abuse Court. When judges allow these people to remain on the street, they are putting other potential victims at risk, and do not deter others from committing such crimes. He said each sexual abuse cases is bad and harmful for the victim, but all cases shouldn't elicit the same punishment. Me Too Springfield's leaders say they will collect signatures to call on the Missouri General Assembly; the Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline; and the 31st Judicial Circuit to remove Holden from his position.
A former Missouri restaurant manager who raped a woman a month into his probation for previously raping an underage employee has once again been sentenced to probation, leading local MeToo activists to urge formal action against the judge in the case. Beau Maurice Gormley, 33, of Republic, was found guilty of second-degree rape in December, Greene County court records show. Holden sentenced him Friday to five years of supervised probation.
Skip navigation! Story from News. Missouri man Joseph Robert Meili , 22, received no jail time and was instead sentenced to five years of supervised probation on Friday for molesting an year-old girl. The outcome follows a pattern of other sexual assault cases in which the defendants, usually young white men such as convicted sex offender Brock Turner and accused rapist Jacob Walter Anderson , have gotten away with extremely lenient sentences.