Monday, February 9, 2015

5 Years!!! (Video)

‎Judge John Emfinger sentenced Blair and Michael Porter to 15 years in jail with 10 years suspended. They must register as sex offenders and be placed under supervised probation for five years upon release. They will be electronically monitored during probation. They will serve day for day while in prison. The DA first recommended 7 years but the family of the victim asked for 5 years in jail.   The video of the hearing is posted below.

Michael Guest and his team watch

Michael Porter directed to sit by bailiff
Blair Porter and attorney Drew Martin


Anonymous said...

Hope their lawyers get paid, because that was pretty good work.

Foul Ball said...

Look for the lesbian softball player to announce her nuptials within the next ten months. Tragic. Especially for the infant who has now entered our world.

Anonymous said...

Victims parents asked for a reduced sentence? Sounds strange. Your kid was molested! Sorry excuse for a parent!!

Anonymous said...

Any provision for conjugal visits? If the judge didn't with these two we might see their heads explode :-)

Anonymous said...

After reading the police report, the way both the Porter's tried to portray the victim as the aggressor is disgusting. They want us to believe they were at a complete loss on how to stop this 15 year old from forcing their relationship into something sexual...and that trying to put a stop to it would only get them into trouble.

Perhaps this kid was troubled and confused about her budding sexuality, but it was the Porter's responsibility (and their failure) to deal with it as responsible teachers and adults. Instead, they took advantage of it and then blamed her for it. Pretty sick if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Blair going into a women's prison for committing lesbian sex acts on a teenager....well, she won't have any trouble making friends. Lots of inmates looking for les-be-friends until their release date. Blair should fit right in. Michael, however, may not be looking forward as much to the "bromances" he'll have to contend with. Good luck with that.

Was it worth it? Was the sexual interaction with this young girl worth throwing your careers away and missing out on the 1st few years of your kids life?

Anonymous said...

They tried to push her away as she forced them via her persistence into sexual interaction? After exchanging x-rated photos, texts and phone calls into the wee hours of the morning, no doubt that was what the ensuing pillow talk was all about. How to put a stop to it all. Yes, of course it was. We should feel sorry for this couple who clearly felt victimized by this kid.

Anonymous said...

"After reading the police report, the way both the Porter's tried to portray the victim as the aggressor is disgusting."

That also answers the silly person in the other thread who claimed there was no basis for KF to post the report.

People really will blame the minor in these situations. Oh, she came on to him, she wanted it, etc.

All of which is sometimes even true. But DOES NOT MATTER. Because for purposes of agreeing to sex with an adult, minors are legally defined as (in effect) crazy. Out of their immature minds. Incompetent to agree to sexual activity.

So it's basically like "well, I knew she was certifiably insane, but she really wanted to sell me her house for $10, so I had her sign the papers."

Anonymous said...

Kinda troubling that the date of birth and social security number are announced in open court and now on video in these dark days of identity theft

Anonymous said...

Keith Olbert siting. Losing hair, gaining weight.

Shellin' Corn said...

There are two words at play here. URGE and RISK. One pops up and the other gets taken.

Anonymous said...

Eric Law has got to be saying
"WHAT??? Serve only 5 years?"

Anonymous said...

As a parent of any child, male or female, I would, without question, request a couple of years less prison time in exchange for a guilty plea from the perp(s), if the alternative is to gamble with a jury trial.
You never know if you might have a juror who will refuse to follow the law or instead blame the victim. This could result in a hung jury or worse a verdict of "not guilty" in the event other jurors were to agree with the errant juror.
Additionally, some children, or adults for that matter, are not emotionally capable of handling the stress of recalling the facts of a sex crime before a courtroom full of people. They just fall apart and that results in a failure to get a conviction at all.
I would much rather see the guilty plea of two convicted sex offenders, serving 15 years with the initial 5 years served incarcerated day for day, with the last 10 years suspended and the first 5 years of that 10 years on supervision and body monitors.

Eye Cee said...

Good point re Eric Law. There must have been differences ~ Let's see. They were.
Well, what WERE they?

Anonymous said...

Curious in these instances: who raises their child? Do they get to choice or does the court/DHS decide?

Anonymous said...

The difference between the sentence here and in the Eric Law case may be that a woman was involved. Studies show large disparities in jail time between men and women in child sex abuse cases, with women serving about 30% less time for materially identical offenses. (Not surprisingly, there also is evidence that attractive women get less time than unattractive women.)

Here, it would have been hard to defend a longer sentence for the husband, given the joint nature of the conduct. So perhaps he lucked out and was the indirect beneficiary of our society's belief that child sex abuse by women just isn't that serious a problem.

Anonymous said...

Don't know @8:27AM. It appears to me that same sex abuse would be even more confusing to a child but I am unaware of what studies show.

Kingfish said...

Here is the problem with these cases. The parents usually do not want to put their kids through a trial. They don't want their kids on the stand giving testimony and being cross-examined. Their kids have often been through therapy and they don't want to reverse any progress made.

Remember that Morrow case I mentioned a few years ago? Parents would not subject their daughter to a trial so absent medical evidence, the DA had to settle for a plea that left no jail time but had him register as a sex offender. The parents didn't want their child in court in the Law case as well. In this case there was plenty of evidence in texts and pictures but no medical evidence. There was testimony by the defendants and victim. Enough for a conviction. but going to trial and getting a tougher sentence, well, the family of the victim didn't want seven years. It would not surprise me to know that the newborn factored into their decision.

Regardless, their lives are ruined.

Anonymous said...

"Kinda troubling that the date of birth and social security number are announced in open court and now on video in these dark days of identity theft "

You think somebody's going to hack into the new bank account where he will direct-deposit the 13 cents an hour he will make in the prison laundry? :-)

And if anyone tries to use their credit card I think they will have a fool-proof alibi that they were not shopping on Rodeo Drive or even Walmart any time in the next five years.

Anonymous said...

@7:46. The child will end up in the hands of family members at the end of the day.

Kingfish said...

Guest said the child will be cared for by family members.

Anonymous said...

And yet, strangely, drug users & dealers often have newborn children, and yet are sent away for 20 or 30 years.

This is a depraved ruling, and should be remembered next time D.A. and judge are up for re-election.

Anonymous said...

"This is a depraved ruling, and should be remembered next time D.A. and judge are up for re-election. "

I'll remember, and I'll vote for each of them again. Dumbass.

It is very sad this innocent baby is burdeneby starting out life with these two losers for parents, but there you go. You think the baby would be better off being raised by these two?!?

Anonymous said...

I dunno. Compared to other teachers, especially female teachers, 5 years with no early release is a pretty stiff penalty for consensual sex with a minor.

In the video, however, the DA says "...that's the reason there only a single case was in that indictment...", hinting that there was more to what took place than those initial events described in the police report. These perpetrators were friends of the victims family and the victim's mom was feeling guilt over being the one driving how long Blair will be taken from her new born baby.

I say the victims parents seem to care for their daughter and are well aware of all the facts. The relationship they ALL had with the Porters before the abuse began, the extent of that abuse, what the kid would have to endure with the retelling and disclosure of what she did with this couple, etc. etc.

If the parents think 5 years is enough, I don't think we should argue. In my opinion, justice was served here.

Compare This! said...

Whether YOU think justice was served is largely irrelevant. Don't overlook the fact that Law's young friend-girl was also a consenter. And Law's wife was also in other parts of the house while he was administering justice in the "Law And Order Room".

Missus law knew full well what was going on, yet she skated and is making cookies as we speak.

And the same D.A. prosecuted both cases in the same jurisdiction.

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