Judge Jessie LeBlanc should RESIGN immediately-after giving 4years to a person with over 300 counts of possession of child pornography and multiple other sexual misconduct charges

Judge Jessie LeBlanc should RESIGN immediately-after giving 4years to a person with over 300 counts of possession of child pornography and multiple other sexual misconduct charges

This is by far the most bizarre case I have ever seen.

Prosecutors said that they have agreed to a 4 year plea deal for a former Ascension Parish sheriff’s corrections deputy. Todd Eric Tripp was arrested multiple times dating back to 2013, he was arrested for possession of child pornography, computer-aided solicitation of a minor, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and indecent with a juvenile. In 2015, Tripp was arrested again on two more counts of child pornography. Tripp was arrested at least 4 times over the 2 year time frame.

According to the Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies, while Tripp was free on bail earlier in 2015, he was sharing sexually oriented messages with a teenage boy from Tennessee through social media.

Tripp entered a guilty plea October 17, a month after his defense attorney Jake Lemmon requested an insanity plea. After hearing the facts of the case, Judge LeBlanc still agreed on Sept. 26 to allow Tripp to plead insanity that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, however, Lemmon withdrew his insanity request after striking a FRIENDLY plea deal with prosecutors.

The plea deal reduced over 300 counts of child pornography to just 10 counts and 1 count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Counts of computer-aided solicitation of a minor, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and indecent behavior with a juvenile was dropped by prosecutors. In addition to the plea deal, Judge LeBlanc  also gave Tripp several post-prison conditions, including serving five years probation, having no contact with the victims, having no internet or social media use outside work, having a mental health evaluation and accepting treatment, if needed, and registering as a sex offender for 25 years after his release.

Judge LeBlanc sentenced Tripp to 84 years but he will only spend four years with credit for time served after suspensions and Judge LeBlanc order that multiple sentences be served at the same time.

According to online jail records in Ascension Parish, Tripp has already spent more than 2½ years behind bars.

Whoever commits the crime of pornography involving juveniles shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars and be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than two years or more than ten years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

However, Todd Eric Tripp had more than 300 counts of child pornography that was reduced to 10 counts and will only serve 4 years total in prison.

 Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than seven years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed in accordance with the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893.

However, Todd Eric Tripp will be having his sentence running consecutively with his child pornography conviction that will total only 4 years in prison.

Whoever commits the crime of computer-aided solicitation of a minor when the victim is thirteen years of age or more but has not attained the age of seventeen shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars and shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than five years nor more than ten years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

However, Todd Eric Tripp charge was dismissed by prosecutors and Judge Jessie LeBlanc.

Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than seven years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed in accordance with the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893.

However, Todd Eric Tripp charge was dismissed by prosecutors and Judge Jessie LeBlanc.

How can citizens have faith in the judicial system when Judges and District Attorneys are selective on who they will prosecute with the full extent of the law?

How can victims who are in involved in these sexual misconduct cases heal when the law isn’t always on their side?

so many questions, very few answers……

 

 

Daniel Banguel Publisher/Activist/ Motivational Speaker

 

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