School Bus Driver Who Raped A 14-Year-Old Girl Doesn't Receive Jail Sentence
Former School Bus Driver, Who Pleaded Guilty To Rape A 14-Year-Old Girl Not Sentenced To Jail Time
- M. Piche, a former school bus driver who pleaded guilty to rape a 14-year-old girl was not given any jail time.
- He called the girl in his house along with others and got her drunk before performing rape on her.
- He was sentenced to 10 years probation with some court charges and $1000 as a special sex offender registration fee.
- The victim's mother was, however, not satisfied with the sentencing.
A former school bus driver pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl, but the judges didn't sentence him to jail just because he had no prior arrests and there was only one victim.
The Jefferson County judge, James P. McClusky announced the driver, Shane M. Piche didn't deserve to be sent to prison. Instead, he sentenced Piche to 10 years' probation.
The punishment didn't satisfy the victim's mother. She said,
I wish Shane Piche would have received time in jail for the harm he caused to my child. He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety.
People reported Piche had pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree rape on February 21 after his arrest on September 5, 2018. He was initially charged with second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
As previously reported, Piche invited the girl and other minors to his home for a small party. He allegedly gave her alcohol and got her drunk before raping the victim.
The prosecutor initially asked for a "split to probation," a mix of jail time and up to 10 years' probation, Though the prosecutors could have asked for four years in jail, they wanted Piche to learn how to control his urges and learn proper boundaries told Jefferson County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Patricia Dziuba.
Dziuba further told Piche will receive sex offender counseling and treatment while on probation.
Meanwhile, Piche's attorney, Eric Swartz told the reporters that Piche's sentence was appropriate. He added,
He’ll be a felon for the rest of his life
He’s on the sex offender registry for a long time. Maybe not the rest of his life because of the level, but this isn’t something that didn’t cause him pain and this isn’t something that didn’t have consequences.
Further, Piche wouldn't be allowed to stay alone with anyone under 17 years old during his probation and was ordered to pay $375 court fees and a $1,000 special sex offender registration fee.