When a man admits that he did in fact use his position as county sheriff to rape a woman, you put them in jail ASAP.
You do not let them enjoy a three month break between admitting guilt and being imprisoned just as he threatened his victim with if she didn’t comply!! I don’t care if his wife hasn’t left his ass nor do I care how many relatives he has in the area! Rapists do not get vacations between admitting guilt and going to jail for it. They get cells.
(via Shakesville & Female Impersonator)
A former North Texas sheriff pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to sexually assaulting a woman, telling her sex was the only way to avoid going to jail for drug possession.
Former Montague County Sheriff Bill Keating, 62, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced in May for the civil rights violation.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert K. Roach did not detain Keating, saying he did not pose harm to the community and wasn’t a flight risk because of his family ties to the area. But Roach ordered Keating, who recently surrendered his Texas peace officer’s license, to hand over his weapons and meet other conditions. (source)
And just for the damned record: Sex with anyone who is not in a position to give consent for any reason whatsoever is rape. Bill Keating is a rapist. Full. Fucking. Stop.