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- Share this petition 110,302 supporters 39,698 needed to reach 150,000-------------- Share this petition 108,912 supporters 41,088 needed to reach 150,000-------------------- Share this petition 105,532 supporters 44,468 needed to reach 150,000----------- Share this petition 90,081 supporters 59,919 needed to reach 150,000--------------- Share this petition 63,498 supporters 11,502 needed to reach 75,000-------McKeon defended himself against criticism, saying the plea deal allowed for a lesser sentence depending on the results of a psychosexual evaluation. He said that evaluation found the defendant could be safely treated and supervised in the community. McKeon also notes the victim's mother and grandmother asked that the defendant not be sentenced to prison.---------Impeach Judge John McKeon Petition by Madeline Forman · 36,311 supporters------------A father raped his daughter multiple times and will only serve 60 days of jail time. Judge John C. McKeon sentenced 40 year-old Martin Blake to only 60 days of incarceration and probation for the admitted, multiple rapes of his 12 year-old. Judge McKeon even gave Blake credit for the 17 days served while awaiting trial, meaning he will only serve 43 days for the brutal sexual assault.

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Martin Blake Walks Free

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OCT 25, 2016 — "The Glasgow man sentenced to 60 days in jail for raping a 12-year-old girl was free again Monday after electing to spend the weekend in jail, according to Valley County Sheriff’s Office records.

Martin Blake, 40, was sentenced Oct. 12 in Valley County District Court to 60 days in jail with credit for the 17 days he’d served prior to sentencing.

According to the Judge John McKeon’s order, Blake can submit to detention at his leisure through November.

Some defendants are ordered by the judge to serve the sentence immediately, but Blake was given the freedom to choose when he serves his time, as long as it’s completed by the deadline." -Q2 News

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Outrage after man, 40, walks free from court despite admitting to incest rape of 12-year-old girl

  • Martin Blake from Glasgow, Montana, admitted raping the 12-year-old girl
  • He accepted a plea deal which would put him behind bars for 25 years
  • Judge John C. McKeon however gave him a community-based sentence
  • Local residents have signed a petition calling for him to be stood down  
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Martin Blake was spared jail despite admitting to raping a 12-year-old girl 
Martin Blake was spared jail despite admitting to raping a 12-year-old girl
A 40-year-old man has been spared jail despite admitting to raping a 12-year-old relative.
Martin Blake from Glasgow, Montana, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the child earlier this year, accepting a plea deal which would have put him behind bars for 25 years.
At Valley County District Court on Friday, however, he was allowed to walk free by Judge John C. McKeon who gave him a 30-year probationary sentence.
The decision has sparked outrage among the local community, with more than 1,000 residents calling for the judge to be stood down.
Blake originally faced multiple charges of incest rape but agreed to admit to just one as part of his plea deal.
Prosecutors had initially suggested he face 100 years imprisonment for his crimes.
At his sentencing hearing on Friday, the victim's family gave compelling testimony asking that he not be jailed.
'I do not feel 25 years in prison is necessarily the best way for the defendant to pay for what he has done. The defendant made a horrible choice. He needs help – not to spend 25 years locked up,' her mother said in a statement.
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Blake walked free from Valley County District Court in Montana (above) on Thursday 
Blake walked free from Valley County District Court in Montana (above) on Thursday
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the judge to be impeached 
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the judge to be impeached
The girl's grandmother said he ought to be spared jail in order not to impact his other children's lives.
''What he (the defendant) did to my granddaughter was horrible, and he should face consequences. And I certainly never want it to happen again to anyone.

'But his children, especially his sons, will be devastated if their Dad is no longer part of their lives,' she said.
Judge McKeon ordered him to 30 years imprisonment with all 30 suspended and told him to register as a sex offender.
Residents called for Judge John C. McKeon (above) to be stood down for his decision in the case
Residents called for Judge John C. McKeon (above) to be stood down for his decision in the case
The decision sparked outrage among local residents, hundreds of whom have signed a petition calling to have the judge stood down before his retirement in November.
He retaliated with a lengthy statement, insisting that Blake's community sentence was appropriate and safe.  
'The plea agreement and the pre-sentence investigation report contain detailed recommendations for assuring this safety, all of which were incorporated into the Court sentencing.
As part of his conditions, Blake must hold a job and will not be allowed to come into contact with anyone under the age of 18 without the prior approval of his probation officers and treatment providers.
He will have limited access to the internet and be given no access to sexual materials.  



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Petition: Impeach judge who issued 60-day incest sentence

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Judge scorned for 60-day sentence for father raping daughter
An online petition calling for the impeachment of a Montana judge over the sentencing of a 40-year-old man to 60 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter has more than 30,000 signatures.

The man was sentenced to the jail time, plus a 30-year suspended prison term last week as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. District Judge John McKeon gave the man credit for time served, meaning he would spend only an additional 43 days in jail as long as he met the conditions of his probation. The plea agreement had recommended a 25-year sentence.
The case drew parallels to the case of the Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced in June. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky drew outcry when he sentenced Turner to six months in jail and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life. Prosecutors had asked for a six-year sentence.
The author of the Change.org petition against McKeon said it was sent to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and other officials. Bullock's office and at least one other official said Tuesday they had not received it.
McKeon defended himself against criticism, saying the plea deal allowed for a lesser sentence depending on the results of a psychosexual evaluation.
He said that evaluation found the defendant could be safely treated and supervised in the community. McKeon also notes the victim's mother and grandmother asked that the defendant not be sentenced to prison.
The Associated Press chose not to identify the defendant, in order to avoid identifying the victim.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Impeach Judge John McKeon

A father raped his daughter multiple times and will only serve 60 days of jail time. Judge John C. McKeon sentenced 40 year-old Martin Blake to only 60 days of incarceration and probation for the admitted, multiple rapes of his 12 year-old. Judge McKeon even gave Blake credit for the 17 days served while awaiting trial, meaning he will only serve 43 days for the brutal sexual assault.
This is not what the prosecution wanted. They had made a deal with the father that would give him a 100 year sentence with 75 years suspended for the repeated rapes. That would have put the father in jail for 25 years. Judge McKeon ignored what the prosecution recommended, and did what he thought was best for the rapist instead of the victim.
60 days in prison with a suspended 30 year sentence does not match the crime and fails to acknowledge the horrors the victim had to endure. Judge McKeon did not uphold the responsibility of ensuring justice as he is required to in his elected position. The judge provided a number of reasons for his horrible decision. None of them justify the sentence that was handed down.
He is just one of many judges who have been caught handing down light sentences to rapists. This must stop and we can only do that by sending a message. It is time to start punishing the judges who let these monsters walk our streets. Please sign this petition calling for the impeachment of Judge John C. McKeon.
Judge McKeon seemed to only listen to those who stood by a man who sexually assaulted his own daughter multiple times. From the victim’s mother to his church, they came out in support of Martin Blake. The victim only had the justice system on her side, and it failed her. Judge McKeon failed her. She deserves justice and together we can help be her voice.
The Judicial Standards Commission must review this case to right this wrong, but in the meantime, we can ensure Judge McKeon doesn’t get to retire and collect a paycheck from taxpayers after failing to fulfill his duty as a judge. Please sign and show your support for the impeachment of Judge John C. McKeon.

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