A Black Antifa activist in Oregon has been convicted of underage “sexual contact” with both a boy and a girl – but due to his “black privilege”, he won’t be spending any time in jail:
“For the second time in recent weeks, Portland protest leader Micah Isaiah Rhodes stood before an Oregon judge ready to go to prison for having sexual contact with an underage teen.
And for the second time, an Oregon judge agreed to veer from state sentencing recommendations and give Rhodes five years of probation.
Multnomah County Circuit Judge Jerry Hodson on Monday said he wouldn’t send Rhodes to prison for two to 2 ½ years because he believes Rhodes earnestly is trying to change despite the prosecution’s arguments to the contrary.
“I can tell that you’re sincere and I can tell that you’ve grown a lot over the last couple of years,” Hodson said as Rhodes wiped away tears.”
Rhodes, now 24, was a leader of the protest group Portland’s Resistance, which rose to prominence after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016. The group helped organize day after day of marches and rallies against Trump.
As noted by the prosecution, however, Rhodes is a sexual predator of underage children, which includes sodomizing little boys. The prosecutor – who was familiar with Rhodes’ criminal past – did not agree with the judge’s characterization of Rhodes:
He cited Rhodes’ history of sexually victimizing children, his unwillingness to follow rules and his inability to change even after attending sex offender treatment programs three times.
Park said Rhodes as a teenager had been convicted in the youth court system of first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse. When Rhodes was about 14, he sexually abused a 9-year-old boy and when he was 15, he sexually abused three boys, Park said.