Convicted sex offender Mario Tolosa won’t be spending as much time in jail as he initially thought after a pair of judges, Horacio Piombo (pictured left) and Ramón Sal Llargués, cut his sentence in half.
Needless to say, many are outraged, and you probably will be, too, once you hear how little time they gave Tolosa for the crime and the reason they reduced the punishment.
Tolosa had already received a slight punishment of six years in prison for sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy. While many readers of the Inquisitr would find that absurd, based on past rulings like this one, the two judges felt that even that was too extreme.
Their reason: the child “was showing signs of being gay.”
The boy “was making a precocious choice” of his sexuality when Mario Tolosa raped him and because of that, the actions of this convicted sex offender were not “gravely outrageous.”
Also taken into consideration by the two judges: the child had been molested before by his own father, so it wasn’t like Tolosa was re-traumatizing him.
According to the Times report, Judge Horacio Piombo said the ruling to reduce Tolosa’s sentence was justified because the child had already suffered “the initiation by his father into the worst of worlds, leading him to depravation.” He added that he and Ramón Sal Llargués decided based on that, as well as “signs of a transvestite conduct, of conduct we had to take into account.”
Not surprisingly, many in Argentina and here in the U.S. feel like these judges should be in prison right along with Mario Tolosa, with Argentine Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo calling the ruling an “embarrassment” to the country.
People on Facebook were not quite as nice about it.
“Another ignorant a**hole in a position of power. Disgusting,” writes Ginny Moccio. “Did anyone think to ask the child how it felt to have his childhood stolen in the blink of an eye?”
“How can this ever be justified,” asked Joanne McQuade. “The judge is as sick as the pervert.”
And Karrie Short says that the “father should be hanging next to the judge and his pedophile friend… all of them left to rot.”
But what do you think, readers? Should the judges be held criminally liable for cutting the sentence for this convicted sex offender? Sound off in the comments section below.
[Image via The Daily Mail, linked above]