On May 30th, 2002 Carlos Coy (AKA rapper SPM) was given 45-years in prison and fined $10,000 on a child sexual assault sentence. The trial began on May 6th, 2002. There was no physical evidence, the trial almost completely consisted of the nine-year-old girl's testimony, in which she admitted the sexual assult may have been a dream. There was no strong evidence to prove he did any of the claims, and to sentence him to such a long term on that basis is unreasonable and unacceptable. The final verdict may have been strongly influenced by such a delicate crime, and anyone so sensitive to the topic should not have been allowed to be a part of the fair jury. There are also beliefs that the girls (there were 8 later claims) were just out for some money from the successful rap artist. If you agree this trial should be reheard -especially after the Michael Jackson case- please sign the petition. Carlos should not have to spend the next 40 years in prison, where his safety is at risk, once again, because of people's regard of the claim.
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