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O.C. judge under threat of recall for child molester sentence fires back
O.C. judge under threat of recall for child molester sentence fires back

An Orange County judge who is being threatened with recall for giving a child molester a lenient prison sentence contends he is a respected jurist who is the victim of a "misleading" campaign. Judge M. Marc Kelly's response to the recall threat marks the first time he has addressed the controversy since he gave a convicted child molester less than the state minimum prison sentence on April 3. The 10-year sentence for a man convicted of sodomizing a 3-year-old girl unleashed a firestorm of anger from politicians and others, who vowed to recall the judge from office. But in a six-point defense, which was filed Monday with the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Kelly...

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