There are two reasons I have a huge problem with this: one is that justice is not served, which re-victimizes the survivor on a different level. Interpretation of the plea agreement by the victim: I, a child, have just been physically violated and psychologically confused and experienced a soul-changing crime, by no fault of my own. But the state needs to plea so they can save money.
The second reason I have a problem with plea agreements for child sexual abuse is that, as a society, we truly really don't know the potential dangers of the predators. Level 1 abusers are supposedly not likely to re offend. Where do they come up with this? An example of a level 1 crime is the rape and murder of little Zina Linnik, right here in Tacoma, WA, July 2007. The man responsible for this unimaginable crime is Terapon Adhahn. Prior to his crimes against this little girl, he was assessed as a level 1 sex offender from a previous conviction where charges against him were reduced to “incest,” and he completed 60 months of “treatment” for sexual deviance, then was judged to be a Level 1 sex offender, meaning those who evaluated him did not believe he was at high risk to reoffend.