by McGuire | June 17, 2015 4:07 pm
It doesn’t get much sicker than this, folks. A high ranking legal official in the state of Delaware has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for raping a 16-year-old boy as part of a threesome. The former official will also serve 6 months home detention. Daily Mail reports:
Daniel Simmons learned his fate Tuesday in New Castle County Superior Court. He must also serve six months in home confinement followed by two years of probation.
In addition, the 35-year-old former prosecutor will be required to register as a Tier II sex offender as part of his sentencing.
In March, Simmons, who worked in the Justice Department’s misdemeanor trial unit, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree rape.
Police say Simmons, former New York University student Matthew Coogan and the teenage boy had sex last year in an encounter arranged through the popular gay dating app Grindr.
Coogan is awaiting trial in July on charges of sexual solicitation and conspiracy.
Appearing in court Tuesday, Daniel Simmons issued a tearful apology to the rape victim, his former colleagues and the ‘people of Delaware.’
‘I was lonely, isolated and ashamed,’ an emotional Simmons said in court, recounting how he had spent most of his life trying to keep his homosexuality a secret and live as a heterosexual born-again Christian, reported Delaware Online.
‘My unhealthy pursuit of sex caused me to make some horrible choices,’ he added. ‘My perception of sex was terribly skewed.’
Mr Simmons noted that the 16-year-old boy, a student at Salesianum School, was not forced to take part in the threesome, but he still apologized for his conduct towards the young man.
In my opinion, this slimeball needs to be locked up for a heck of a lot longer than a couple years. Sexual crimes against minors are no slap on the wrist, which I think that this bozo got. And his excuses? Please. What a bunch of weak crap. Enjoy your stay in jail, creep.
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