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Question of the Day — You Be The Judge

Issue: Ex-teacher jailed for impregnating girl, now his wife/Couple hopes life in Wyoming will provide “second shot”/Sara Leaming, Spokesman-Review

DFO: Judge Robert M. Swalstad had a tough call here. The teacher and his under-age galpal are now married. By sentencing him to six months in jail and ordering him to register as a sex offender, the judge hurt the couple’s chances of beginning life over with a decent job to meet its needs. Yet, the sentence was below the maximum.

Question: What would you have done? (You can find Colin Mulvaney’s Video Journal of Sara Leaming’s story here.)

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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