Former pastor Brian Williams was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday for sexually assaulting a 15 year old in his office. He pleaded guilty in June and made it clear in court prior to his sentencing that he had, indeed, committed the crime in question, and the girl had done nothing at all wrong.
Personally, I hope anyone who has been following this case notices this distinction. So often the victim is villified. Even if a pastor pleads guilty, people will still try to say the victim trapped him or seduced him or forced him. It was made extremely clear at this sentencing this was exactly the opposite situation in this case. I hope every notices this fact and this victim is completely vindicated in the eyes of the law and of man.
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