Andrew Douglas Reed, a Democrat activist, was given a sickeningly light sentence of only 10 months in jail by a Democrat judge after a plea bargain recommendation from a Democrat prosecutor. Reed’s crimes could have gotten him a sentence of more than 80 years in prison.
A Democrat community leader who would “offer a homily during worship services” and facilitated his congregation’s “opening our doors to all people regardless of sexual orientation” has been given a slap on the hand after pleading guilty to extensive child pornography offenses involving children as young as six.
Authorities say Andrew Douglas Reed, 53, who reported for an abbreviated jail term just a few weeks ago, had pleaded guilty to a page-long list of counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Court records in the Asheville, N.C., case said he admitted that he would “record, develop and duplicate material containing a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.” That activity is defined by state law as including masturbation, intercourse and “touching – in apparent sexual stimulation or sexual abuse – of the genitals, pubic area or buttocks.”
However, instead of the 967 months in jail – nearly 81 years – for which he was liable, Judge Robert Lewis, another Democrat, gave him, in a plea bargain with the office of District Attorney Ron Moore, who was elected as a Democrat, a 10-12 month sentence.
And according to the report, there were other Democrat activists who thought his ridiculously light sentence of 10 months was too much. Take a look at how Reed’s supporters are completely comfortable dismissing his sick, disgusting sexual exploitation of children because of his liberalism:
“It has been my pleasure to share Andy’s commitment to ensuring that compassion and democracy are at work across our community,” wrote Beth Lazer, a Democrat who shared Unitarian Universalist church theologies with Reed and serves as the head of the local public access television, URTV.
She said in her letter of reference she first worked with Reed “when we both served on the board of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters.”
“What an invaluable board member he was,” she said.
Steve Hagerman, the executive director of the Asheville Symphony, wrote on symphony letterhead that, “Reed has been a long-time supporter of the arts in Western North Carolina and has been involved in many worthwhile causes in our community.”
And Oralene Graves-Simmons, a Democrat who leads the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville, wrote a page and a half extolling Reed’s virtues.
“When the decision was made in 2001 to incorporate the Association as an independent non-profit organization, Andy was instrumental in making it happen. He wrote the new organization’s by-laws, revised and edited its incorporation papers, and, with me, determined the makeup of its founding board of directors,” Graves-Simmons wrote.
“It was for his ten years of dedicated service that last January the MLK Association honored Andy with the 2005 Community Humanitarian Award,” she wrote.
Take a close look at the mentality of the people who support Reed, a list that obviously includes the judge and the prosecutor. They don’t care if he produced kiddie porn, victimizing children as young as six years old. He’s a Democrat who supports the League of Women Voters, the symphony, and humanitarian causes. That’s all that matters to them.
Hat tip: Stop the ACLU