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PORT ANGELES — A 19-year-old Port Angeles man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to raping an 8-year-old boy, but the judge suspended all but one year of that sentence.

The Peninsula Daily News, citing the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, reported Wednesday that Nicholas Tanner Lippert was sentenced last Thursday to seven years, nine months in prison for first-degree rape of a child.

All but 12 months of the 93-month sentence were suspended on the condition that Lippert complete a special sex offender sentencing alternative, the Daily News said.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer ordered the sex offender treatment program due to Lippert’s age and lack of criminal history, Chief Criminal Deputy Michele Devlin told the newspaper.

Lippert must register as a sex offender for life, Devlin added.


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  • Julia

    Good gawd it is appalling how little one has to pay for harming a little one so badly. Something seriously wrong with our sentencing strategy.

    • Rachell

      Something is seriously wrong with you. 19 is an adult! The 8 year old boy is goin to be messed up for life! The 19 yr old should get a much harsher punishment. He not only hurt the lil boy mentally but physically too. I don’t know how to lightly say it but you know the amount of damage to that lil boys butthole was probably real bad. im sure the 19yr old will feel the same pain at some point in his short sentence. I can’t believe you would stick up for a sicko like that!

    • JMG

      Donna, I completely agree with you. Lack of a criminal history is no reason to cut his sentence. He deserves to serve every single day of his original sentence and more. Treatment should be started immediately and continue indefinitely. Registering as a sex offender for life is a given. What is wrong with this judge??!!

      • Arm

        The 8 year old won’t even be a legal adult when the 19 year old gets out! Wth! He should spend 10years then give the boy ( 8 yr old now 18) the choice if he wants him released. It was the 8 year old that was hurt. Why not make the offender wait until the one they hurt is a legal adult and give them the choice of the offender going free. Geeze. No wonder we have so many sex offenders. In some cultures they will crush their balls with a rock or straight cut them off.we need harsher punishment not free room and board.

  • tootietuttle

    this sentence is disgusting designed by liberals to focus more compassion on the sick pervert who did this.

  • Cheryl

    Fire judge and put the 19 year old in the pen a long time. I am sure someone will look forward to seeing him in there. Bobby you have a sick problem, please get help.

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