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Montana Judge Criticized for 60-Day Sentence for Incest

The sentence could’ve been as long as 25 years

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    Montana Judge Criticized for 60-Day Sentence for Incest
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    Thousands are calling for the impeachment of a Montana judge for what they argue was a too lenient sentence given to a father who admitted to committing incest with his 12-year-old daughter, NBC News reported.

    The judge, John McKeon, sentenced the man to 60 days in prison when the sentence could’ve been as long as 25 years. NBC News is not identifying the father in order to protect the identity of his daughter.

    A Change.org petition has accumulated more than 62,000 signatures of people demanding the judge’s impeachment.

    McKeon defended his decision, stating that the psychosexual evaluation during the trial revealed the man could be safely treated and supervised.

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