INTERNATIONAL: Ohio Supreme Court rejects teen’s 112-year sentence for kidnapping, rape of Youngstown State University student

By New York Daily News

sentence23n-1-webNEW YORK DAILY NEWS – A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted rapist for crimes he committed at age 15 is unconstitutional because it doesn’t allow any opportunity for possible release, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The court’s 4-3 ruling came in the case of Brandon Moore, who was tried as an adult and convicted in the 2001 armed kidnapping, robbery and gang rape of a 22-year-old Youngstown State University student.

The woman was abducted as she arrived for an evening work shift and was repeatedly raped at gunpoint by Moore and an accomplice before being released, according to court records. The decision returns the case to a county court to resentence Moore, now 29.

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that teenagers may not be locked up for life without a chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone. The court said in the case of a Florida man serving time for armed robberies when he was a teen that the constitution requires young people serving life sentences to at least be considered for release and the chance of rehabilitation.

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8 comments

  1. white folks do worst and get away with it

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    • Lool I was actually talking like CNN dude, I don't wanna believe that you're an actual racist.

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      • You sound to me like a racist white person. I live in England and it is always easy to detect it. Just to make you aware that there are many stories coming out, where white coaches raped young boys in order for them to become footballers.

        Big story in the UK at the moment. SNO please publish and let it be known as well. Evil comes in all colours.

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        • Um sir I am Indian mixed with negro, I am not white, but I get it whiteness is inherently bad and must be done away with, blacks must always play victim card, black were the only set of slaves in the world and the whites enslaved them and hate them till this day, got it.

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        • white coaches rape young boys, okay? dont black people rape people as well? thats like saying black people killing each other in Chicago, don't white people do it to? you sound like one of those liberals that would teach black people that all white people do is steal land or rape, black people need to stop playing the race card, is there racism sure in all skin colors, do black people in america get taken advantage of ? yes law was passed by bill clinton in the 90s for that to happen, do they play the race card ? yes, do whites get taken advantage of ? yes, you sound like someone that would believe bernie sanders when he said "white people dont know what its like to be poor" so now you know am black, and i bet it still urging you to call me racist.

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    • It is true they do worst and get away with it but he is still a rapist. We actually need to tackle and mention these things when there are stories about them on here. But some black people, you know how they worship whites will always thumb you down. He deserves and any other race who is evil including whites deserves what they get.

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  2. he is black so he should be let go.

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