Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pastor Ricardo Maffey sentenced

RicardoMaffeyPastor Ricardo Maffey was sentenced to 365 days in county jail and 5 years probation. He must also register as a sex offender. I am disappointed in the sentence. The judge involved, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals, let Maffey off with a light sentence while saying that “…the former pastor had exercised "horrendous judgment" but that he didn't think this was a state-prison case. Goethals could have sent Maffey to prison for up to six years.”

Maffey will serve his time and while in jail I am sure he will repent for his crime. And he will return to the pulpit. The stage will be set for the next act in his sorry life. Will he continue to abuse children? I think there is a good chance. He was slapped on the wrist for a serious crime. Where is the deterrent?

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