Reid Boucher receives a pathetic sentence in his sexual assault case

Published January 31, 2022 at 10:24 PM
Former NHLer, Reid Boucher, was officially sentenced Monday in his 2011 sexual assault case involving his 12-year old billet sister. Due to the nature of this case the sentence was handed down in a closed Washtenaw County Court hearing.

Boucher, who was 17 at the time of the offense was sentenced to four years of probation, with one year of jail time. Unfortunately the jail time was suspended if Boucher successfully completes his probation. This sentence was confirmed by both Boucher's lawyer and the now 23-year old victim.

The judge in the case allowed Boucher to plead guilty in December to a lesser charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving penetration with someone between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. The original charge in the case was first degree criminal sexual conduct. The original charge carried a sentence of 25-years to life in prison. In another disappointing fact the third degree charge usually carries a minimum sentence or 15-years in prison with the committed forced to register as a sex offender.

The judge in this case allowed Boucher to plead guilty under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act. This will allow Boucher to keep a clean record if he completes his probation.

The victim in this case shared she was happy to have "some semblance of closure".

This is a disappointing outcome especially in a situation where a 17-year old male forced a 12-year old to perform oral sex on him.

Source: Freep
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