I didn’t know impregnating your biological daughter was illegal in South Carolina, especially having visited the state and figuring it was a rite of passage, but apparently it is. I also learned that, in some situations, the punishment for raping your daughter and getting her pregnant is less than had you been strolling down a South Carolina street smoking a joint.
Fred Lee Montgomery, 47, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor after admitting he raped his 13-year-old daughter on multiple occasions 14 years ago and got her pregnant in the process. His daughter, 27-year-old Tia Stevens, would give birth to her own brother at the age of 13.
On Monday, a judge sentenced the proud father of his own grandson to 15 years in prison, but suspended all but one year. Stevens was understandably upset with the verdict. “It was a slap in my face,” said Stevens. “To wait 14 years and all a person gets is 1 year? A pat on the back, telling them it’s okay to molest your daughter, impregnate her, and for her to have a child, a blind child? It’s ok?”
After letting this process, some of you may be asking why it took so long for Montgomery to be sentenced. The answer to that question is as ludicrous as the sentence Montgomery ended up receiving, especially knowing that Montgomery was indicted for this back in 2000 after DNA testing proved that he was his the father of his own grandson.
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