I am amazed that Maui's judicial system thinks that forcible rape of a child is deserving of only 10 years of incarceration (The Maui News, June 21).
Considering Maui's far from strong position against child molestation (based on other recent lenient court rulings) and the idea that child molesters should be rehabilitated and not punished, Jerry Sandusky should have had his case moved to Maui where I'm sure he would have still been convicted for his heinous behavior however our most forgiving judges would give him a pat on the head and five years' probation with credit for time served.
Crimes such as these are not mistakes but rather intentional acts by monsters deserving of nothing less than 20 to 25 years of hard time.
Six states have yet to enact Jessica's Law and the great state of Hawaii is one of them. It seems that Hawaii is shamefully heading in the wrong direction.