Child rapist to serve 10 years in prison
On Monday, the teen who is guilty of raping two children was sentenced to serve a 10-year determinate sentence in prison. A determinate/definite sentence is a jail or prison sentence that has a defined length and can't be changed by a parole board or other agency.
Leonard Hahn was charged Feb. 9 with, and pled guilty April 6 to, two counts of rape in the first degree, a Class B felony, following a joint investigation between the Village of Attica and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Hahn raped one victim on two separate occasions in the Village of Attica, and a different victim in Genesee County. Both victims were known to Hahn and younger than 11 years old.
“Mr. Hahn is going where he belongs,” said Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O’Geen. “He ruined the lives of two innocent victims who were under the age of 11 years old. The sentence in both counties guarantees that he will be under the supervision of either the Department of Corrections or the Department of Parole for the next 30 years.”
The prison term will be followed by a 20-year period of post-release supervision. Additionally, a 38-year complete stay away order of protection was also issued.
At the time of the crimes, Hahn was 17.
“It is in these kinds of cases that concern me as we go forward into the uncharted waters of the bad Raise the Age law,” O’Geen said. “To have sex offenders and other violent and even some nonviolent offenders be protected by lawmakers at the expense of victims is immoral.
“Imagine, what kind of justice these two young victims would have received if this kind of case was allowed to be transferred to Family Court under the new Raise the Age law? It is unfortunate that our system has once again sold out our future victims and public safety for some unknown behind closed door deals.
“I, along with many other associations and groups, have been against the Raise the Age law and I am on record about the potential consequences to public safety and victims.”
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