We didn't have to wait as long as we feared for justice to happen. The highlights from a recent article:
Tonio Dace stood quietly before Wayne County Circuit Judge Patricia Fresard today as she ordered him to spend 15 to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women in March.
Dace, 21, of Hamtramck pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of carjacking, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of armed robbery, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual penetration.
He did not make a statement before he was sentenced.
“How would you feel, if you have any humanity left, if this had happened to one of your loved ones?” Fresard asked Dace.
[Defense attorney Wyatt] Harris told the court Dace pleaded guilty to try to ease the situation for the victims.
“This was the most deplorable acts. . .on random citizens,” Fresard told Dace. “There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason for this.”
15 to 45 years seems a bit ambiguous to me. This means that after the first 15 years advocates for the victims will have to appear at regularly scheduled parole hearings to make sure this degenerate stays in his cage. I hope that everything that I've heard about the pariah status of sex offenders amongst the inmate population is true. I also hope that the Wayne County Prosecutor's office will achieve equal or greater sentences for these new scumbags. (Yeah, Hamtramck Police really use a Google service to publish their police logs now)
Considering that a publication located over 2000 miles away reported on this verdict (albeit a re-posting from Associated Press), maybe the Metrotimes should get around to mentioning it.
Also, how is it that I announced the verdict before Hamtramck Star? You can't slip out a silent fart at a city council meeting without that site archiving the event for all time.