Judge imposes new terms in Texas rape case

Sir Young, 20, sits in court before a hearing in Dallas Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Sir Young, 20, sits in court before a hearing in Dallas Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old man who was convicted of raping of a teenage schoolmate but sentenced to five years’ probation must also undergo the standard probationary conditions, including evaluation for sex offender treatment, a Dallas district court judge ruled Thursday.

Sir Young pleaded guilty to the attack on a 14-year-old girl at a Dallas high school in 2011.

Judge Jeanine Howard, who sentenced Young last week, did not impose the standard probationary conditions. She said he was “not your typical sex offender” and questioned whether the girl had embellished her story. He was ordered to spend 45 days in jail.

The sentence and the judge’s comments sparked outrage and Howard recused herself from the case.

On Thursday, Judge Carter Thompson imposed all of the standard terms of probation, meaning Young may not have any contact with children, must be evaluated for sex offender treatment and must stay away from pornography.

Thompson told Young that he must adhere to the probation measures.

“Your previous court gave you a second chance, don’t expect a third chance from this court,” he said.

Thompson made “in our estimation the right ruling, he did the right thing,” Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins said after the ruling. Watkins’ office had asked Thompson to tighten the probation conditions.

Young’s attorney, Scottie Allen, said he and his client were disappointed by Thursday’s ruling.

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