Judges serve an important duty to the community. They serve as the hand of justice, weighing evidence and passing sentence. Their decisions affect thousands of lives, protecting the innocent by punishing the guilty.
Some judges are influential enough that their opinions can change the course of history.
Judge Julian Hall could have been that kind of judge, but he didn’t study hard enough in judge school.
Keith Fenn, a 25-year-old window cleaner, had sex with a 10-year-old girl in a park.
In Judge Hall’s court, Mr. Fenn resorted to the “she didn’t look 10” defense. He claimed her frilly bra was too provocative and that her thong maddened him with desire.
Judge Julian Hall agreed, claiming, “She doesn’t look 10, she looks 16,” and sentenced Mr. Keith Fenn to two years with time already served counting towards the total.
Keith Fenn will be out of jail in…four months.
His accomplice, 34-year-old Darren Wright, served nine months and is now free.
This isn’t the first time Judge Julian Hall has been very gentle with a guilty pedophile. Earlier this year, he told a guy who stuck his hand down the pants of a 6-year-old girl and fondled her that he could go free if he bought the victim a bicycle to cheer her up.