Judge Mark Ashford tried his best to crush a Sexual Offender..
..but is limited by automatic “good time” laws that Lincoln REFUSES to reform.
In July of last year, repeat Felon Bud Christensen attempted to sexually assault a woman while holding her against her will, all the while allegedly using a weapon.
In February, Christensen pled guilty, apparently in exchange for the weapon charge being dropped.
The two remaining charges – Attempted 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 1st Degree False Imprisonment – each only carry a maximum of 5 years for each conviction.
And of course – true to form – that’s exactly what Judge Mark Ashford gave Christensen.
A 5 year consecutive sentence for each conviction.
10 years total.
As always…nice work your Honor.
Unfortunately, state law automatically (blindly) cuts that 10 year prison term down to 5 years.
Thanks to automatic “good time”, Christensen will be out in just over 4 years.
This will be Christensen’s third separate prison stint.
He has previously been in prison for 1st Degree Sexual Assault and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.