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Judge: ‘You will always be a danger’

After Duncan gave his odd statement in court, Judge Edward Lodge immediately sentenced the killer for his remaining non-capital federal crimes, saying the court must impose “a sentence that reflects the severity of the offenses, provides just punishment, and promotes respect for the law.” Duncan’s crimes against two innocent children “were unfathomably cruel and sadistic, in my judgment,” Lodge told Duncan. “Your self-proclaimed rampage against society ended with the vicious torture and violent acts against these victims. … There’ve been no redeeming qualities demonstrated throughout the course of your life that would lessen the risk to society.”

The judge declared, “The message must be sent to all child predators that such … crimes will result in a permanent lack of freedom, without any chance of reprieve.” He added, “You are and always will be a danger to society.”

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