• Man Who Admitted Raping 13-Year-Old Girl at Church Camp Won't Go to Prison

    9 monthes ago - By Time

    An Oklahoma lawmaker is calling for the ouster of a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp.
    House Resolution 1025 by Republican Rep. Mike Ritze asks the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary to begin removal proceedings for District Judge Wallace Coppedge. The resolution is not legally binding.
    It says Coppedge neglected his duty in accepting a plea agreement with Benjamin Petty. Coppedge and prosecutor David Pyle were widely criticized over the deal. Pyle resigned after saying a major factor in not seeking prison time was that Petty...
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  • Oklahoma lawmaker wants judge removed over rape plea deal

    9 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation calling for the ouster of a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp. House Resolution 1025 by Republican Rep. Mike Ritze asks the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary to begin removal proceedings for District...
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