If you have been following the Jack Schaap case, you know his sentencing has been delayed until March 12, 2013. On January 3, 2013, lawyers for Jack Schaap filed a Sentencing Memorandum with the US District Court. You can read the entire document here. (it is a PDF file)
In the memorandum Schaap admits to the following:
Unfortunately, for a four-week period during the summer of 2012, he acted in a
manner contrary to the entire balance of his life by engaging in sexual activity with a
young woman with whom he had only recently come to counsel. The government
asserts the sexual activity to include the following: On June 20 and June 27, 2012, Dr.
Schaap caused the young woman to be transported from Indiana to Illinois where they engaged in sexual activity prohibited by Illinois law. And, during the week of July 10, 2012, he caused the same young woman to be transported from Indiana to Michigan where they engaged in sexual activity prohibited by Michigan law. Subsequently, during the week of July 15, 2012, while remaining in Indiana, he and the young woman engaged in sexual activity prohibited by Indiana law. Dr. Schaap does not dispute that the sexual activity began on June 20, 2012 (approximately one week before the young woman’s 17 birthday) and ended during the week of July 16, 2012 (approximately four weeks later)
Most of the eighteen page document is a recitation of all the good Schaap has done in the past. It is a plea for leniency. Schaap could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
I have mixed feelings about how long he should go to prison. What are your thoughts on the matter?
If you have not read my previous posts on this subject please read the Jack Hyles and Jack Schaap series.