The judge added that he also had to consider "extra judicial consequences" the youth has experienced, which included not being able to graduate from highschool with his childhood friends and being shunned in the community.
Our tax dollars pay Judge Paul Meyers. We have a right to demand he be fired after making such a vile statement and joke of a sentence in the case of a brutal sexual assault. Adult crime adult time!
From CTV News:
"A North Vancouver teenage boy sexually assaulted a girl inside a bathroom stall and his punishment is to spend two weeks behind bars before serving the rest of his three-year sentence in the community.
The decision caused a groundswell of anger and outrage and on Saturday, more than 200 people protested to have the provincial court judge stripped of his duties.
"I've been grounded for longer than two weeks for things that don't break the law," said protestor Hannah Dixon. "For somebody that violates somebody's civil rights and takes away their sense of personal safety and gets two weeks in prison for that, that's absolutely ridiculous.""