A 47-year-old man in Lancaster County, South Carolina just pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Fred Lee Montgomery impregnated a 13-year-old girl who eventually gave birth to his son.
What sentence does such a horrifying act carry in the LC? In this case, 15 years. And that’s exactly what a judge dropped on Montgomery… right before he suspended all but one year.
That’s right. Incest that spawns a “blind” son/grandson will get you one year. Granted, the same judge added four years of probation and registration as a sex offender to the list, but that’s no deterrent for someone who wants to bang his own daughter, is it?
It’s truly heartbreaking. And now Montgomery’s daughter Tiara has to explain to her son, also her brother, that his father, also his grandfather, will be free in only one year.
That was a difficult sentence to write, so I can only imagine how that conversation will go!
Posted on November 7, 2012, in Family, Perspectives and tagged commentary, crime, current-events, Fred Lee Montgomery, Incest, news, perspectives, sex crime, Sex offender, Sex Offenses. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.