James McClusky, Jefferson County Supreme Court judge is facing calls for his removal by the people of New York after he was accused of being too linnet to a sex offender. Judge James McClusky sentenced Shane Piche, a former bus driver who pleaded guilty for raping a 14-year girl to 10-year probation.
Shane met the teenage girl while performing his duty as a bus driver and maintained communication with the 14-year-old girl. Shawn, 26 lured the girl to his house outside Watertown in New York State and gave her alcohol before raping her.
The prosecution team had requested the judge to include a six months jail time for the sex offender and probation time. After the ruling Jefferson County Chief assistant district attorney, Patricia Dziuba declined to criticize the verdict of the Judge by refusing to comment on the issue.
James McClusky stood firm on his ruling by justifying that Shane Pinche was never arrested before and there was only one victim in the case. Shane is expected to serve ten-year probation and also required to register as a level one sex offender. The judge also requested that he should pay a fee of $1,425 and at no given time should he be with a minor less than 17 years old without supervision.
Over 54000 people have signed a petition requesting the Jefferson county supreme court to discipline the judge and if possible review the ruling by the judge.
In a statement after the verdict the mother of the victim said, she wished that Shane had received a jail sentence.
“He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety,”