Cognitive Dissonance

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Judge Who Set Unsecured Bail For Jerry Sandusky Is a Second Mile Volunteer

When Jerry Sandusky was initially arraigned, as previously reported by Sara Ganim, prosecutors requested $500,000.00 bail and that Sandusky be required to wear a leg monitor. District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, however, ordered that Sandusky be freed on $100,000.00 unsecured bail. She ordered that Sandusky be freed and pay nothing unless he failed to show up for a court hearing.

Judge Dutchcot¬†is a volunteer for Sandusky’s group, The Second Mile. Sandusky turned himself in the morning of November 5, a Saturday, at Judge Dutchot’s Centre County office. He was released, under the aforementioned terms, shortly thereafter.

I’m not a lawyer, but due to her relationship with the defendant’s charity (it’s believed she was acting as a pro bono attorney) and the high-profile nature of this case, just to avoid the appearance of impropriety, I think she should have stepped aside. It’s odd that a defendant suspected of so many severe charges of sex crimes with children (roughly 40 felony counts) would be allowed to walk free, particularly someone with the means to jump bail.¬†

Disgusting all around.

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    This is mind boggling. Why she wouldn’t recuse herself is beyond me.
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