Comment of the Day: Sex Slave Defendants Need Harsher Sentences

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Today's comment comes in response to a post unearthing new revelations in the case against five Missouri men charged with harboring and torturing a sex slave. One of those men entered a plea agreement this week that would have him cooperating with prosecutors in exchange for a lesser sentence:
That prompted reader "Jessica Bueler" to write:
This is absolutely appalling and disgusting in every way imaginable. How in the world can it be rationalized that five years in prison and $250,000 is a justifiable sentence for these types of horrific acts committed against another human being? This is very sad indeed...

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