Recently, 21-year-old Mathew Jacobs of Hollister, California pleaded no-contest to various rape charges against him. It seems he was quite the internet predator. Jacobs used both Facebook and MyYearbook to find his victims.
He was arrested in July of last year for rape, then while he was out on bail he raped another victim. Both victims were met through social networking sites.
If that’s not outrageous enough for you, he’s only looking at 11 years behind bars.
First of all, in my opinion, rapists should not be allowed to roam free after being arrested. Rape is probably the worst crime you can commit against a woman. Secondly, while I understand entering into pleas to spare the victims from having to relive their nightmare at trial, 11 years is a joke of a sentence for the rape of two victims. If he has two victims, there could be more who were afraid to come forward.
Now when this jackhole is released at the age of 32 do you really think he’ll be rehabilitated? More than likely, he’ll be looking for victims as soon as he’s released. And since this is California, he probably won’t even serve half of his sentence.
How is this justice for the victims of rape?