Oct 7, 2014 11:23 PM
Resentencing hearing for convicted sex offender
OSSIPEE - Tuesday a judge held a second sentencing hearing for convicted sex offender, Joshua Baud.
Baud was convicted in May of two counts of sexual assault dating back to 2006 and 2007, involving a seven year old girl.
Last month Carroll County Superior Court Judge David Garfunkel sentenced Baud to seven and a half years in prison. But days later the judge said the sentence may be too harsh, ordering a resentencing hearing.
At Tuesday's hearing about two dozen people protesting a reduced sentence, sat in court wearing tee-shirts with an anti-domestic violence message.
The victim is now 15 years old. Her mother was in court today. She said, "When justice is served and a sentence is given it should stay. My daughter is reliving this again, not to mention she's been through two trials. So to go through a third situation, that's unfair to her."
Judge Garfunkel heard arguments from the defense and prosecution on reducing Baud's sentence to six years in prison.
Nothing was resolved today. The judge says he hopes to rule in about 30 days on his decision, and on whether he has the authority to reduce Baud's sentence.