The former school bus driver, arrested for rape of 14-year-old girl not in jail

In February 2019 26-year-old Shane M. Peach from Rhode island, operating a school bus driver for a school district Watertown city, new York, pleaded guilty to rape 3rd degree, 14-year-old girl he met on his route. It would seem that now the man will have to spend considerable time behind bars, but the judge, who presided in his case, mitigated punishment.

Last week, on Thursday, April 25, a new York judge James P. Mcclusky issued a final verdict and gave the Peach 10 years probation, and ordered him to register as a sex offender 1. This decision the judge ruled on the grounds that the accused was not previously of record, and involved only one victim. When the defendant gave a speech before the announcement of the verdict, he said nothing.

No jail time for NY school bus driver who admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl. The judge says the 26-year-old has no prior arrests and there was one victim, so the sentence was appropriate. #KHOU

— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) April 29, 2019

In the criminal law of the United States is that persons who have committed sexual offenses the first level, rarely prone to relapse.

According to court documents, He met a teenager on his bus route. The rape was committed in his house on Ridge Road. In connection with the incident, the man was immediately dismissed from the bus company.

It is noted that, in addition to probation, He is forbidden to be alone with anyone under the age of 17 years. Also he will have to pay $375 and court fees a fee of $1,000 for registration as a sex offender.

The victim’s mother said, «I wanted Shane He would sentence him to prison for the harm he has caused my child. He took my daughter that will never return, and condemned to struggle with depression and anxiety.»

Lawyer Eric Schwartz commented on the verdict as follows: «He is a criminal for the rest of my life. In the sex offenders register he will be in for a long time. Maybe not all my life because of the level, but that’s not what caused him pain and it’s not something that had consequences.»