Outrage as 3 men who raped and videotaped unconscious 14-yr-old girl are granted probation
The three men, who raped a 14-year-old girl from Utah and video-taped it because one of them 'thought it was funny', have been granted probation after just five years in prison
WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Three men, who were jailed for raping a 14-year-old Utah girl, were sentenced to probation. According to KSL-TV, Richard Djassera, 26, Dodjim Leclair, 29, and Nasouh Albasis-Albasis, 24, were arrested in September 2017. They were sentenced with two charges for sexual assault, a first-degree crime, and also with four other charges of sexual exploitation of a child, a second-degree crime. While the crime happened in 2017, the recent update about probation which was passed on March 9, 2022, has caused a stir.
According to KSL, Third District Judge Douglas Hogan sentenced the trio to one to 15 years in jail on Wednesday but suspended the terms for 48 months of probation. According to the station, Djassera pled guilty to sexual exploitation of a child after the counsel stated there was no evidence he had raped the victim. According to the KSL, Leclair, and Albasis pled guilty to a lesser charge of rape. All three were freed, but Djassera and Leclair will be detained by US Immigration until their probation hearing in June.
Utah: Two men who raped a semi-conscious 14-year-old girl and another who recorded the rape were sentenced to 48 months of probation. Two of the convicted sex criminals are foreign nationals who will be handed over to Immigration & Customs Enforcement. https://t.co/51g1iPpPky— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 12, 2022
Back in 2017, the 14-year-old girl slipped out of a sleepover to meet these three men, who drove her to parties, made her drink, and later raped her in the car. According to KTVX-TV, Djassera acknowledged videotaping the rape because he thought it was funny. The investigators of the case filed in the court stated, "At no moment in the video does [the girl] appear capable of providing permission, given her clear level of impairment,” to make the justice strong. Now that the criminals have been granted probation, people have become outraged.
After the insensitive sentence was passed by the judge, a lot of people have expressed their anger on Twitter. One user wrote, “Things like this make me wonder if the old school public stonings and beatings I have read about should still be around. But such a strong deterrent could persuade a lot minds and save countless lives.”
Another wrote, “Probation?? This is why women do not report crimes. The justice system does not take them seriously.” Another user said, “May karma harm them in such a way that they become unrecognizable.”
Things like this make me wonder if the old school public stonings and beatings I have read about. Should still be https://t.co/B9Dy4vZ9QY will take lives. But such a strong deterrent could persuade a lot minds and save countless lives.— Justin worley (@worley_j) March 12, 2022
Probation?? This is why women do not report crimes. The justice system does not take them seriously— Nicole (@nicoles91917663) March 12, 2022
May karma harm them in such a way that they become unrecognizable.— Tom Slick (@dougsterling1) March 12, 2022