Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Times-News: Tears, Gasps Prior To Life Sentence For Idaho Woman Convicted of Sex Abuse of Child

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:04 AM

A Twin Falls County judge needed to excuse himself from a courtroom April 23 to collect his thoughts after listening to arguments surrounding the eight-year abuse of a child.

"I've never seen a case that approached the depravity, cruelty and harm to a child," said Justice Richard Bevan when he returned to the bench. "It's easy to punish Kandi Mohr. [But] I don't think it fixes the problem other than everyone feels better because we punished this sexual deviant."

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports Bevan sentenced the 46-year-old Mohr to life in prison for the repeated sexual abuse of a child starting when the child was 3 years old until she was 11. Even though Bevan was given a life sentence, she has a possibility of parole in 20 years.

Mohr's partner, 45-year-old David Meyers, had previously been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 20 years.

The Times-News reports that the courtroom heard gasps and crying through the day's proceedings. Bevan said he had been a judge for nine years, a prosecutor before that and an attorney for 25 years, yet had "never come across a crime like Mohr's," according to the Times-News.

Mohr told the courtroom that she was not asking for pity, but said, "I'm just asking for some help."

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