A Virginia man will face no jail time for allegedly putting a 14-year-old girl in restraints and raping her, thanks to the ruling of a judge on Wednesday.
19-year-old Logan Michael Osborn is off the hook for raping a 14-year-old in April of 2017, despite pleading guilty to having carnal knowledge of the teen in September of the same year.
Despite the age of consent in Virginia being 18, Osborn’s defense attorneys argued the interactions between the two had been consensual, pointing to text messages where she agreed to have fun with Osborn.
According to Fox News, Osborn was initially sentenced to 10 years with eight years suspended, Chesterfield Circuit Judge T.J. Hauler stayed the execution of the term in January and did so again on Wednesday.
Osborn has a history of sexual assault, with seven accusations to his name dating back to when he was twelve years of age.
Prosecutor Erin Barr said that the family of the girl are disappointed with the ruling.
“They do not believe justice has been served and share concern for community safety and future potential victims,” Barr said.
While Osborn is required to register as a sex offender and lost his scholarship to a university, he is still a free man.
This isn’t the first time Judge Hauler has faced outrage for letting a sexual predator walk free either. In 2016, he rejected the state’s request to deny the release of a man who was in prison for raping his girlfriend and had been accused, but not charged in several other rapes.
That man went on to murder his ex-wife’s father and abduct her mother.
The following video is a news report from 2016, where Judge Hauler refused to commit the convicted rapist:
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