A recent Boston Globe investigation into data found 42 people found guilty of rape in Massachusetts in a 12-year period received no prison time for their conviction.
The Globe reports that between 2001-2013, there were 305 rape convictions, and in 14 percent of those cases, the defendants were not sent to prison.
Defendants also reportedly included several who had lengthy criminal histories.
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"If you look at any other violent, serious felony, this would never happen," Colby Bruno of the Victim Rights Law Center in Boston told the Globe.