Last month a man in a neighboring town received a two year sentence for first-degree sexual abuse of children under the age of twelve. Yes, I said children and the youngest was under the age of six. Why the light sentence you ask? Assistant commonwealth's attorney Joe Ballard offered the pedophile, Palmer Buster, 45, an ALFORD plea. An Alford plea allows a defendant to maintain his innocence and serve a lighter sentence when the defendant believes there is enough evidence against them to get a conviction.
My question is why the commonwealth would consider an Alford plea when they had enough evidence to convict a child raping animal. Buster will be out and coming to a neighborhood near you very soon, he will be trolling and preparing for his next mark, your child or mine, because the commonwealth told him with a two year sentence that child rape is no big deal.