Prosecutor forgets to throw rapist in jail


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Prosecutor forgets to throw rapist in jail
"Michael Shane Jolly, now 27, served just one year of a 12-year sentence for having sex with a 12-year-old girl. A prosecutor apparently lost track of the case after Jolly's 1997 guilty plea and Jolly went about his life. In 2003, a new prosecutor took office, and the state realized that Jolly had never been sentenced. Prosecutors argued that Jolly's Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial did not include a speedy sentencing... But in a 5-2 ruling, the Supreme Court disagreed. It said sentencing has been accepted as a part of a trial since a 1957 precedent in a federal case."


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