Judge allows thief to walk free because he ‘will be raped in prison everyday’By Mason White 3:09 PM November 1, 2015
|Judge Christina Argyres and Isaiah Gay|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was allowed to walk free after a judge believed that the suspect would be raped in prison every day.
The judge in New Mexico, refused to jail the man, saying that he might be someone’s “b***h” in jail.
Isaiah Gay of Albuquerque, was 18 years old when he was arrested for a string of burglaries with his friends. He faced 15 years in prison.
However, since he was a first-time offender, the judge decided to scare him into changing his ways.
At his sentencing hearing, Bernalillo County Judge Christina Argyres asked Gay, 20, if he knew what would happen if he went to jail.
Gay responded that he would probably be beaten. The judge then explained that it would be much worse. “You would probably be raped everyday,” she said.
She then told the prosecutor: “He’s going to be somebody’s, I hate to use the word b***h, but that’s exactly what he’s going to be, so I’m willing to put him on probation.”
Argyres took pity on the first-time offender and sentenced him to five years probation after promising that he will not commit another crime again.
Gay admitted that he was “young and dumb,” but promised to change his ways.
The judge explained to Gay that residential burglary “is almost like a rape because it’s an invasion and such an intrusion on somebody’s life and their property.”
The judge warned Gay that if he reoffends, he will go to prison. Gay was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims.