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School Bus Driver Somehow Escapes Any Prison Time For Raping 14-Year-Old Girl, And People Are Furious

A former bus driver from Watertown City School District in New York State has pled guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl, and in turn has avoided prison time.

Shane Piche was a bus driver for the Watertown City School District in upstate New York last year. The mid-20s man met a 14-year-old girl while working as a driver.

Piche lured the young girl and her friends into his home and plied them with alcohol in June 2018. He proceeded to rape the girl. He was arrested in September.

Piche was initially charged with second-degree rape, first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child by providing alcohol to the victim prior to the sexual assault.

In February, he pled guilty to third-degree rape — a lesser charge than second-degree rape.

He was expected to be labeled a Level 2 sex offender, which would require his address to be publicly available. However, Judge James P. McClusky ruled Piche a Level 1 sex offender and merely gave him 10 years probation.

As a Level 1 sex offender, Piche will not have to disclose his address to the public. He will have to pay $375 in court fees and $1,000 in sex offender registration fees.

The victim’s mother spoke out about McClusky’s shockingly light ruling.

“I wish Shane Piche would have received time in jail for the harm he caused to my child. He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety.”

The public is also outraged at the judge’s decision. In fact, a petition to recall Judge McClusky has already obtained over 16,500 signatures.

People are also taking to Twitter to announce their shock and disgust at the judge’s ruling.

Others can’t help but notice the correlation between Piche’s skin color and his lack of jail time.

Judge McClusky defended his ruling by pointing out the facts that Piche had no prior arrests and that there was only one victim.

Apparently, rapists are only guilty if they rape a lot.

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Written by B Miller

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