A man who was convicted of statutory rape in 2016 and given 120 days in sex offender prison program plus probation for that crime was given nothing but probation for his conviction in a second rape.
Beau Gormley, 33, was convicted in December of second-degree rape in connection with an incident that took place just a month into his probation for pleading guilty to statutory rape with a 16-year-old girl. On Friday, Judge Calvin Holden sentenced Gormley to five years of probation for the second rape.
Assistant Greene County Prosecutor Elizabeth Fax asked the judge to give Gormley the maximum 7 years in prison because of the prior conviction and the second rape happening while he was on probation from the first.
Judge Holden did say that if Gormley violates this probation, he would be sent to prison.
Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson posted a quote from President Ronald Reagan in response to the news of the judge’s decision:
Springfield sexual assault survivor advocacy group Me Too Springfield posted on their twitter account calling for those angry with the judge’s decision to file a complaint with the state’s Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline.