Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Karma is a pain in the ass (a sex offender gets his)

Another example of our court system failing.  The only thing that Nelson is a vicitm of is karma.  He has it coming and I laughed my ass off when I read this.  I wonder if he had to pay his victims?  Any court that would find in favor of Nelson, also needs to be locked up with his former room mate.

Missouri sex offender awarded $25,000 in federal court
A convicted sex offender has been awarded $25,000 in a federal lawsuit he filed against one of the state's mental health centers after he was allegedly raped there.
Timothy Nelson, 31, claimed that several staff members at a Farmington facility for sex offenders showed deliberate indifference toward his psychological and medical needs after he reported being raped by a roommate in Dec. 2004.
In a verdict returned late Monday, a jury awarded Nelson $15,000 in actual damages and $10,000 in punitive damages on the claim.
But the jury ruled in favor of the defendants on several other claims, in which Nelson argued staff members put him in harm's way by placing him in a room with a man who had sexually assaulted a jail cell roommate and who was known for making lewd and threatening comments.
Nelson also claimed staff members retaliated by placing him on an isolated floor at the facility after he complained about treatment he was receiving.
Nelson was admitted to the Hoctor building of the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services program just days before the alleged rape. The facility, which is run by the Department of Mental Health, houses sexually violent offenders who have been civilly committed indefinitely after they serve their criminal sentences.
Nelson had served four years in the Barry County Jail after he pleaded guilty in March 2000 to forcibly raping and impregnating an underraged female.  
There was no dispute during the week-long trial that Nelson was sexually assaulted, although the defense pointed out that Nelson had engaged in consensual sexual activities with his roommate prior to the rape.

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