After Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Gave Soft Sentence To Sex Offender He Went Out And Sexually Assaulted His Sister In Law
Leo Weekes was convicted in 2010 in DC Superior Court for raping his 13 year old neice four years prior. Once released in 2014 from serving his 12 month sentence for the rape charge; he then violated his probation. During this time, prosecutors pushed for a two year sentence for Weekes; however Judge Brown-Jackson only sentenced him to one year and he was released after five months.
Again,once released after the five month bid, he got out and sexually assaulted his sister n law. But she didn’t press charges, even though he did get arrested. Allegedly, Weekes paid the sister n law $2500 to drop the charges, according to The New York Post. Weekes also failed to register as a sex offender for ten years.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson On Panel For Questioning
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court if elected. And she’s received a lot of backlash due to giving lenient sentencing for child sex criminals.
“This case is yet another example of information coming to light after the nomination hearing concluded because of the Democrats’ rushed vetting process,” a Republican Judiciary aide told the New York Post on Saturday.
But when Judge Brown-Jackson was on panel for questioning in regard to her sentencing structure; she said ‘nothing could be further from the truth’; when accused of being too lenient on sex criminals. She continues, “Some of these cases wee among the worst that I have seen”. Ann Claire Williams, the head of the ABA panel the judge was being questioned on; said the idea that Jackson is out of the mainstream on sentencing was never brought up until now. Adding, ‘the review found Jackson and her record to be outstanding; excellent, superior; superb’, Williams said.
Nonetheless, a final confirmation is set to take place this week to vote or in or out.