To: Governor Gary R. Herbert
Stop Child Perputrators From Pleaing Under Alford Plea
A convicted perputrator should not ever be allowed to plea under the Alford Plea when the person they hurt is a child. Either they did it or the didn't! The Alford Plea is where a person can say, "Well, the State has the evidence to convict me if it goes to trial, so I am going to say "guilty", but I won't admit to guilt." That allowes them to violate the child all over again! Either they did the crime or they didn't. No in betweens when it comes to the children. No Alford Plea when our children are the victims.
Why is this important?
When a person is charged with criminal acts against a child, and the State has the evidence to convict if it goes to trial. and the accused perputrator takes the plea bargain....that perputrator should not ever be allowed to plea under the Alford Plea, either they did it or the didn"t....no in betweens, when it involved a child. People in positions of trust even more so. When they plea under the Alford, it is like violating the child all over again. Be the first State to stop this violation against children.....Leave no child behind. My child, Kelly Rae Sowell got left behind........more than once by the system, by the Alford Plea...Kelly's Law.....NO Alford Plea when it involves a child.