Alabama Man Gets Life for Exposing Self to Boy

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge in Mobile has sentenced a man to life imprisonment after he exposed himself to a boy in a Mississippi park. The judge cited the defendant's two previous convictions for sex crimes against children.

While indecent exposure sometimes is prosecuted as a misdemeanor
crime, U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade ruled Wednesday that the life term was automatic for 46-year-old Michael Ryan South because of his record.

Jurors convicted South in May on a felony charge of attempting to lure a 9-year-old boy for sex. The judge rejected defense arguments that a life sentence without the chance for parole was cruel and unusual punishment.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by kathy Location: alabama on Sep 6, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    nope that was not a crule and unusual punishment , the guy already had 2 sex crimes against children, he showed he will do it over and over again , he has no place in society , I would have given him a harder punishment , but thats me . I have no use for people like that
  • by jay Location: Dothan on Sep 5, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    Oh my God
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