Back in May I posted about a woman who posed as a health worker and raped a boy at knifepoint. Well, the verdict is in. The rapist pleaded guilty to second-degree rape. Her sentence: six months.
Marilyn Rosario, 34, was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation… Rosario was initially charged with first-degree rape after the boy claimed Rosario came to his home and posed as a health department worker who was there to talk to him about sexually transmitted diseases, then raped and robbed him.
Worse yet, this rapist had the audacity to claim that the boy paid her to have sex at knifepoint. So the court not only ruled that for violently raping a child with a lethal weapon this rapist would have to serve a tenuous six months (most likely only four months) in jail, but she also has to repay the $9.
Of course, no news network will touch this case despite the utter ridiculousness of the sentence. Six months for raping a child at knifepoint? It is difficult to decide what is more astonishing: the total slap on the wrist or that the judge bought her “intellectually challenged […] motivated by her addiction to cocaine” feminist clap-trap defense.
In many states, the laws allow for weak sentencing of sex offenders, especially child sex offenders. This could be a case of a judge simply playing with the law, which has happened in several states as of late. Perhaps County Court Judge Stephen Lindley thinks that this boy was lucky to be initiated so young. Maybe he feels the boy should understand the consequences of “prostitution.” Who knows.
Now I realize this female rapist has supporters. I know she probably has a real drug problem and was abused or raped as a child or has Post Trauma *insert lame excuse* Syndrome and I should be more sensitive to her problems. She needs “help,” not prison. However, given the woman’s clear intent—the deception, the assault, the robbery—it is impossible to pretend that gender did not play a role in letting this child rapist walk.
And let us be perfectly clear, this rapist did walk. Six months is in jail (not prison) is frankly a cakewalk. She will be released by the end of this year. The ten-years probation means nothing. How many female rapists have violated probation to contact their victims again? And given what this woman has done and her penchant for deception, what exactly is probation going to do to protect that 13-year-old boy? Better yet, what the hell is he going to do with $9? How does that fix the damage done to him?
Ironically, the same people who helped design the laws that allowed this rapist to walk will be the first to jump down that boy’s throat if he ever shows the slightest inkling of distrust towards women. Even the normal response of being wary of people who remind him of his rapist will have him labeled a misogynist. These are the same people who would be pounding their chests had the genders been reversed. These are the same people who continuously state that they wish to “stop the violence.” Yet not only has it not been stopped, it has not even been punished.
Is this really the kind of society we want to live in? One where it is deemed acceptable to rape a child and literally serve less time than people who write bad checks? It is not just that some people should be outraged by this sort of legal idiocy. All people should be outraged.
Unfortunately, no one really cares.