45 years for Mel Hall

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    Ex MLB Player Gets 45 Years in Prison
    Posted Jun 16, 2009 9:06 PM By SCHUYLER DIXON(AP)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 16) -- Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl and sexually abusing or inappropriately touching three girls.

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    Jurors reached the verdict on the punishment after about an hour of deliberating. They took about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict Hall on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. He must serve about 22 1/2 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.
    After the verdict was announced, prosecutor Kim D’Avignon read a brief statement on behalf of the 12-year-old victim and other of Hall’s accusers.
    "We believe that the verdict does on some level show that the jury understood," D'Avignon said. "They looked in these girls’ eyes and said this is worth 40 years and we agree with them."
    The defense had argued in the sentencing phase of the trial that Hall was a good man who mentored a lot of athletes and had a lot of good still to do.
    "For all the good this man has done in his life, it seems like this was an excessive verdict," defense attorney Brady Wyatt said after the verdict.
    Mell Hall Convicted In Sex Case -- Mlb FanHouse
     
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    Good!
     
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    Can women commit sex crimes ?
     
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    Ask Mary LaTourneau. She seems to be the expert in this
     
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    Sure. Never heard about teachers and their students?
     
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    oh ya--couple i guess
     
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    three or 4 maybe ?
     
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    45 years for this sounds about right to me. The defenses argument that he has been a mentor to young folks actually sounds like a reason to make the sentence longer rather than shorter.

    For some reason there was a rash of these may-december things with school boys for a while. Made it kind of hard to prosecute, because the guys were pretty enthusiastic about having been offended.
     
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    I think we only care if males commit one, really.
     

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