November 11, 2019
A fill-in Louisiana judge last week reportedly offered a convicted rapist the possibility of a reduced sentence — if his victim agreed to a $150,000 payout.
State District Judge Bruce Bennett gave 44-year-old Sedrick Hills the option — if the victim consented — to pay up to get out early. Speaking at Hills’ Thursday sentencing hearing, Bennett described the rape as reprehensible and ordered him to serve 12 years in prison, reportedly making the strange monetary offer afterward.
“This will not be considered to be an extortionary offer,”