Oregon Man Arrested After Punching Convicted Sex Offender During Sentencing
An Oregon man has now been arrested after he punched a convicted sex offender during his sentencing, but that’s not all. The man has also has raised $2,645 as of Thursday via a GoFundMe page to help him in his defense.
Kevin Patrick Smith allegedly punched former youth pastor Donald Courtney Biggs at the U.S. District Court in Medford, Oregon during Biggs’ sentencing.
Fox News reported:
Authorities say Kevin Patrick Smith, 45, lunged over a railing inside a Medford courtroom and punched defendant Donald Courtney Biggs, 40, in the face.
The impact of Smith’s fist left Biggs lying on the floor in a fetal position, the Mail Tribune of Medford reported.
Biggs, a former youth pastor in Medford who had pleaded guilty to filming the girl, had to be hospitalized, the report said.
Prior to the sentencing hearing, Biggs had been held in the Jackson County Jail since early 2015, after a burglary at Mountain Church in Medford, where he worked, led investigators to a collection of hidden-camera recordings involving dozens of young victims.
For punching Biggs, police said Smith faced misdemeanor charges of obstructing governmental or judicial administration, fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was being held at the Jackson County Jail on $12,500 bail, the Mail Tribune reported.
Biggs’ sentencing was postponed due to the attack, but faces up to 16 years in prison.
Smith’s punch came after victims had testified of the crimes against them and Biggs’ attorney said that he was sorry.
It seems that people are fed up with the system and its failure to bring justice upon criminals. Jail is not justice. It’s an injustice to the criminal as well as his victims and every law-abiding citizen that is forced to pay taxes to feed, clothe and house them for the duration of their incarceration.
Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost