In March, Nicholas Richter and Santino Majok both stood in front of the bench of Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf.

Both had been convicted of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.

3 counts of Sexual Assault of a Child for Richter.

1 Count of Sexual Assault of a Child for Majok.

State law limited Judge Retelsdorf - a former prosecutor - to a maximum of 5 years for each conviction.

Judge Retelsdorf dropped the hammer on both offenders and gave them the maximum allowable by law for each charge.

Nice work Judge Retelsdorf!

And job well done to the prosecutors and cops that made the conviction possible.

End result:

Richter was sentenced to 14 to 15 years in prison.

Nicholas Richter

Nicholas Richter

Majok was sentenced to 4 to 5 years in prison.

Santino Majok

Santino Majok

But of course....

....we must now factor in automatic "good time" early release - which Lincoln refuses to reform - and their sentences are automatically cut in half.

Richter must be released in just over 7 years.

Majok must be released in just 8 months.