Shane Piche is a former bus driver who admitted that he raped a 14-year-old.
However, he will not be serving any time in his jail for his crime. He will be on probation for 10 years for third-degree rape.
The punishment for rape can vary. People can spend anywhere from one year to life in prison.
This will depend on the state that one lives in. It will also depend on the sentencing guidelines.
Shane pled guilty to raping the 14-year-old girl back in February. He was ordered to pay $375 in court fees. He was also forced to register as a Level 1 sex offender.
This means that he has a low risk of committing sexual crimes in the future. It is also not a part of the online sex offender database.
Judge James P. McClunsky has explained why he gave Shane such a light sentence.
He stated that the reason Shane got a light punishment is because he does not have a prior criminal history. Judge James also stated that there was only one victim involved.
Shane met the girl when she rode his bus. He took the girl to his home and gave her alcohol. Shane cannot be left alone with anyone who is under the age of 17.
Eric Schwartz is Shane’s defense attorney. He believes the punishment that Shane has received is sufficient.
He stated that Shane will be a felon for the rest of his life. He will also be on the sex offender list for a long time.
He said that it is not like he did something and is not suffering the consequences of it.
The victim’s mother has commented on the sentencing. She stated that she wishes that Shane would have went to jail for his actions.
She also stated that her daughter is traumatized by the rape. Shane took something from the victim that she will never be able to get back.
She also has depression and anxiety as the result of the incident.