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Texas DA rebukes judge for punishment in rape case

Published On: May 02 2014 02:42:03 PM CDT
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DALLAS (AP) -

The Dallas County district attorney says he's "alarmed" by a judge's decision to impose probation against a 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl.

District Attorney Craig Watkins says state District Judge Jeanine Howard last week declined to require Sir Young to follow standard sex offender requirements.

Young does have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and is spending 45 days in jail as a condition of probation. He was 18 when the 2011 incident occurred at a high school.

Howard said the girl "wasn't the victim she claimed to be."

The judge said the girl had agreed to have sex with Young, just not at school. Also, the girl had other sexual partners.