Man who got only probation for rape due in court

Gavel - KXAN File

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man whose sentence of probation for raping a 14-year-old schoolmate sparked public outrage is due to appear before a new judge in the case to learn the conditions of his freedom.

It’s believed that State District Judge Carter Thompson can’t add prison time to the sentence of defendant Sir Young at his hearing later Thursday. But prosecutors want Thompson to tighten the conditions of Young’s probation.

State District Judge Jeanine Howard recused herself from the case after drawing widespread criticism for sentencing Young to 5 years of probation and questioning whether the victim was embellishing her story.

Young admitted to raping the girl at their Dallas high school. Howard said Young deserved to avoid prison time and the girl “wasn’t the victim she claimed to be.”

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s