A former North Carolina minister has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl beginning when she was 9 in 2002. He has been sentenced and the judge’s decision is criminal to say the least. The man, Eric Dave Jones, 49, of Bryson City, has been sentenced to only 30 days in prison. In addition, he will serve 90 days confinement in his home and three years of supervised probation.
Eric Dave Jones, 49, of Bryson City, pleaded guilty in Haywood County Superior Court to indecent liberties with a child.
In addition to his jail time, Jones will serve 90 days of house arrest and three years of supervised probation.
‘The root of me telling people is because I know it’s not my fault that he’s done what he’s done and that he is a predator,’ said the victim, now 25, according to the Citizen Times.
The victim added: ‘I’ll never get back what he took or what he’s caused, or the time that’s been lost on the just the emotional effect.’
A court judgment said he will be required to submit a DNA sample and register as a sex offender for 30 years.
How can you possibly give a man such a short sentence when the now young woman will have to live with what he did to her for her entire life. It’s as if she has been victimized again.