I am disgusted by this judge's sentencing decision in the Nolan Bruder case. This guy confessed to drugging and raping his minor sister, and this judge indicates that he thinks the stigma and embarrassment of being a registered sex offender is punishment enough? And this judge has the nerve to imply that because the minor girl took off her clothes (because brother got her so stoned she didn't recognize him) that somehow it was ok for him to have sex with her? And as an aside, it's called *incest* in addition to rape. I am so sick of seeing judges hand down these slap-on-the-wrist sentences while implying that the victims deserved or somehow are to blame for being victims of a *crime*. This man ought to be removed from the bench.
This guy needs to be kicked off the bench. Let's a coward off for raping his sister? Another liberal activist loser coward gutless,useless,piece of horse manure allowed to play God. Hope he gets hit by a train and bleeds out.
If I could give zero stars I would!! This excuse for a judge let a man off for drugging and raping his kid sister even AFTER he confessed to the crime on videotape! That girl was drug through a trial and forced to relive those horrible events all over again, and for what?!! For absolutely nothing. Do you know what this girl will have to endure for the rest of her life? PTSD, no trust in men, embarrassment, shame, self loathing, and the list goes on! Judge Follett is the reason why victims are so afraid to speak up. He completely devalued this poor girl's life and I pray he never gets the opportunity to try a case like this again.
This judge is old fashioned, believes we are living in biblical times, or at least the 1930s where it was apparently only embarassing to drug, and then rape your juvenile sister, as opposed to inexcusable, morally and legally wrong and warrants jail time if not more punishment.
This judge apparently believes that it is okay to do this, and the punishment that is needed is just letting the public know that this happened, so the embarassment is punishment enough.
You need to retire, as it is neither biblical tiems, nor the 1930s where men could do whatever they wanted and get a slap on the wrist for it and continue along their merry way. This guy drugged and raped his little sister. You are obviously not fit to judge criminal trials if you think EMBARASSMENT IS A FIT PUNISHMENT TO RAPE! INCESTUAL RAPE! No. In fact, your honor, it is not. Disbarred is the only action that makes sense for this reaction.
Judge Follett just released to probation a 20 year old man who drugged and raped his sister citing the embarrassment alone was enough punishment. This judge is purely evil and needs to be recalled immediately !!!
His latest ruling allowing a pedophile rapist who drugged his sister after she said NO and continued ot drug her until she couldnt or didnt say no -
Heraped his own sister and give him three years, and then suspended all but 240 days of that. He then gave Bruder probation. After sentencing Bruder, Judge Follett said that he believed “the stigma” of Bruder’s conviction along with ‘mandatory sex offender registration’ would prevent him and others in the community from reoffending.
I cannot be more disgusted.
Vote this man out of office!
It's unfortunate that such an unethical, cold hearted person who has no intention in pursuing justice, maintain order in society, and display no means of levelheadedness in decisions made is able to retain their bench statue and their bar. I recommend both be removed. You have proved yourself not to be worth of such a position. You need a new job.
The public should be alarmed there there exists no photo of this so-called judge. Why is he hiding? What is he hiding? There are criminals in robes and the less-than-Honorable William Follett fits that description for the shameful and inexcusable "sentence" he handed Nolan Bruder who drugged and raped his sister, a minor, as well as for instigating an incestuous relationship. Judge William Follett should be ashamed of himself. He does not deserve to be sitting in judgement of others.
Nolen Bruder decision evidences this man is unfit to make sound judgements in the name of justice. Hardly represents justice. Disgraceful. His commentary on the sentencing is what distinguished this man from other judges who are bound by technicality or the law itself to make difficult decisions that seem unjust. Dangerous message to the community that will most likely cost the victimization of more victims of this type of crime. Just disgraceful.
I'm appalled that this judge could call the embarrassment of having to register as a sex offender a suitable deterrent to future rapes for Nolan Bruner, the 20 yo who drugged and raped his 16 yo sister who didn't want to have sex with HER BROTHER. The judge went straight to victim blaming by saying she was conscious and took her clothes off after the incestuous rapist confessed. Way to enable a rapist, judge. You are why so many don't report and seek help.
The perpetrator should face consequences more than embarrasment. He should get arrested and be imprissoned. The mentioned litigation does not protect nation from committing sinful actions. Last but not the least, it is only just to allow him to be stoned to death. Thus, the authorities should be wiser in their decisions and train build the character of the nation more so perpetrators.
This is completely abhorrent and inexcusable. Another rapist sympathizing judge. When is probation ever an appropriate sentence for a confessed rapist? Not to mention one that rapes his own sister? How screwed up is the thinking behind this? Obviously the judge blames the intoxicated victim since she "removed her own clothes." This is unacceptable and the judge should be disbarred and shunned if not forced to submit to psychiatric treatment and education on the trauma rape/incest victims endure.
It amazes me the the Honorable Judge H. Follett said in a statement that the victim took her own clothes off, OK! That may be true. If not for the fact that her brother got her so stoned so he can Rape his sister, she might have known what she was doing. He also states the there was not enough sufficient evidence to warrant stricter punishment...He confessed! Admitted it! Took responsibility! PLEAD GUILTY! What more do you need? Where's the honor? Your Honor.
So has this judge raped his sister or any other female relative or wished he had? I am baffled as to why he gave such a light sentence to this Bruder creature that drugged an raped his own sister. We are doomed as a civilization.
Your decision to give a suspended sentence to the man who raped his under- age sister is as heinous as the rapist's behaviour. How dare you abuse your position, and allow this criminal to escape scott-free? I truly hope that you are removed from your post, given how questionable your judgement is. You shame America. And it also reflects badly on your knowledge- what kind of judge fails to recognise the gravity of his crime? With judges like you, no woman is safe.
You are a disgrace to your post. You're lack of empathy for a raped child puts you in the same category as the rapist themselves. You contribute to the rape culture women battle each and every day. I only hope that you will answer for your crimes when you stand before the true judge of us all.
Judge Follett should be removed from the bench immediately. The US is on a rampant decline, we now live in a rape culture. His judgement confirms that young girls can be raped and men can get away with it, simply because a judge has misplaced compassion for the criminal, not the victim. I hope all legal measures are taken to have him removed from criminal court.
The judge found the defendant guilty of rape, incest and drugging his victim. But ignored DA recommendations and statutory law. This judge empathizes with rapists and disregards laws meant to protect the community. A sentence of probation does not deter but encourage rapists. An intended, non-violent theft case, would have received a more severe sentence than just probation. Please remove this Judge from criminal law cases.
This judge is absolutely disgusting!!! what that dumb 20 year old did to his 16 year old SISTER is RAPE!!!! his sister is going to live the rest of her life in fear because he drugged her up till she could not even realize who or what was around her and had sex with her, she said no! Judge Follett is a DISGUSTING PIG! POS! i wonder how many sisters, daughters, any women he has raped in his life time for something like this to go by him, like the dumb ass kid did nothing wrong, he did everything wrong!!!! i hope he gets fired, i hope he never gets a job again.