Kansas Judge Said Minors in Sex-Abuse Case Were ‘Aggressor’

Prosecutors in Kansas are considering appealing the sentencing decision of a judge who called two minor girls the “aggressor” in a sex-abuse case involving a 67-year-old man.

Leavenworth County District Judge Michael Gibbens made the comments during a Dec. 4 sentencing hearing for Raymond Soden, who had been convicted of contacting one of the girls on the internet and offering to pay for sex acts. . .

“I do find that the victims in this case, in particular, were more an aggressor than a participant in the criminal conduct,” Gibbens said, according to a transcript of the hearing released by the Leavenworth County court. “They were certainly selling things monetarily that it’s against the law for even an adult to sell.” (Read more from “Kansas Judge Said Minors in Sex-Abuse Case Were ‘Aggressor'” HERE)

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