Muskogee – A child rapist has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to raping a six-year-old girl.
Forty-four-year-old Vincent Martin LeCompte was charged with felony first-degree rape. As part of a plea agreement, LeCompte was handed a 20-year suspended sentence.
“We feel that justice has been served,” Adair County Assistant District Attorney Shannon Otteson told the Muskogee Phoenix. “The defendant admitted what he did and will serve under very, very stringent rules and restrictions of probation.”
A.D.A. Shannon Otteson must have a different definition of justice than the rest of us. Admitting what he did doesn’t minimize his crime or put him on some mythical road to sex offender recovery. This isn’t an alcoholic taking his first step at an AA meeting, this is a forty-four year old man who raped a six-year-old. While he gets off with treatment she’s suffering:
Otteson says the victim had testified previously three times and that it was like being raped all over again. She says under the terms of his probation, LeCompte will be required to undergo sex offender treatment and he will be restricted on where he can live and work for the next 20 years.
Otteson was prosecuting the case because the District Attorney in Muskogee County had a conflict of interest with the defense attorney in the case.
Jerry Moore is the District Attorney for District 27, which covers Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.
“We met with the family in this matter and the support group for this little girl,” Moore told NewsChannel 8 in an interview Friday. “They were all in favor of this particular sentence.”
The girl’s mother says her daughter is traumatized and is in counseling.
I’m sure the family were in favor, since they had little choice. But we’ll see in ten years how the victim feels about this guy never going to prison. Disgusting.
h/t Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Corner