Normally lately I’ve been posting the sentences of criminals in the same posts of their convictions because it saves me a lot of time. Not this time. This sentence however does require a blog post of its own.
You’ll remember the story about Christopher M. Spiehler from Slidell, La. He’s the child raping scum who raped an 11-year-old girl that he met on VampireFreaks and then dumped her in Mississippi.
In my last post about Spiehler I posted that he was convicted and was scheduled to be sentenced on the 13th of October and I mentioned that I hoped the 13th (yesterday) would be his unlucky day. Boy was it ever.
Yesterday Spiehler was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence for the rape of the girl. In addition to that he received 100 years for the child porn that cops found on his computer. That’s consecutive too, no concurrent bullcrap here.
“Possession of child pornography is not a victimless crime,” State Judge Peter Garcia said from the bench. Children were hurt to create the images, he said, and a demand for them will ensure “exploitation of children in the future.”
Of course his lawyer plans to appeal…
Spiehler’s attorney, William Alford, said he plans to appeal.
“I have all the respect in the world for the judge,” he said. “But I think it was an extremely harsh penalty. There is going to come a time when the taxpayers are not going to be able to afford all these people being sentenced to life in prison.”
You know what’s harsher? Raping an 11-year-old girl. If my taxes are being raised to house child rapists for life I will happily pay it.