Roxy MtJoy is a freelance writer. Formerly, she was a case manager at a domestic violence shelter. Currently, she is producing and directing a documentary on women's colleges in the United States, herself a proud graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Women's rights are something she is very passionate about. That, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roxy lives happily with her husband and her cat in New York. You can follow her on Twitter @roxymtjoy.
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Tell New York Not to Let Child Rapists Go Free
Earlier this week a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Cassandra Mullen sentenced a confessed child rapist and sexual abuser to ten years probation and absolutely no prison time. Tony Simmons, 47, was a long-time employee of New York City's Department of Juvenile Justice who assaulted three girls— that we know of— that were in his care. Simmons admitted to raping a 15-year old girl in a courthouse elevator, sexually assaulting a 16-year old in a pantry, and committing another sexual assault on another 15-year old girl in a waiting room. All three girls were under his supervision in Manhattan Family Court. Yet, for these vile crimes, Simmons will not spend a single night in prison. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. called the sentence "outrageously lenient," adding, "this was an egregious breach of the public's trust." It is unacceptable that a predator like Timmons can get off with a slap of the wrist. Tell the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct that you find the judgement of Justice Mullen to be erroneous and dangerous. We can't afford for more rapists like Timmons to get similar sentences.