Facing 30 years in prison, Dallet hands down sentence of only two years
January 30, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and liberal activist judge Rebecca Dallet handed down a weak sentence to a man for sexual assault of a child. Dallet gave a sentence of only two years in prison when she could have given the man up to 30 years.
Read the details of Rebecca Dallet’s weak sentence in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here or find excerpts below.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet gave man 2 years in prison for sexual assault of child
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 30, 2018
State Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet in 2011 sentenced a man to two years of prison for attempted sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl, well short of the 30-year maximum she could have handed down.
Donald Bruce Skenandore pleaded guilty in June 2011 to first-degree sexual assault of a child but then missed two sentencing hearings.
After he turned himself in, he was released on a signature bond and promised to come to the next hearing. Instead, he skipped it and had to be tracked down by sheriff’s deputies.
A charge of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl was dismissed, but as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, Dallet was able to consider it for sentencing purposes.
Saying Skenandore “struggled with many demons,” Dallet went along with prosecutors’ recommendation and sentenced him to two years of prison and five years of extended supervision. She ordered that Skenandore, who was 65 at the time, get sex offender treatment, register as a sex offender and have no contact with children.
“I do think, Mr. Skenandore, given your age, those two years are going to be hard time,” Dallet said when she sentenced him. “But that is part of the punishment here as well. You need to understand just how wrong and serious your conduct is, and be away from substances and children for sure for that period of time.”
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