Man Sentenced To Life For Raping Boy In Public Library

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a six-year-old boy in the reading room of a public library.

Twenty-seven-year-old Corey Deen Saunders pleaded guilty in February.

The crime happened last year at New Bedford Public Library, a little over a year after Saunders was freed after serving four years for the attempted rape of a seven-year-old boy.

Prosecutors and three psychologists objected to his release, saying he was too dangerous to be let out. But the judge noted that Saunders had not committed any sex offenses in prison.

In the new case, Saunders admits luring the child into the reading room while the boy's mother was using a computer only a few feet away.

Despite the life sentence, Saunders will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

The case has sparked new interest in a civil commitment law that would allow certain sexual offenders to be locked up indefinitely.

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  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    I dont understand how didnt nobody see him or hear the little boy that man is sick he need the death penalty forreal
  • by Barbara Location: Beulaville on Apr 6, 2009 at 04:48 AM
    The judge should be punished. Don't these children have rights too. The law makes me sick, because the dad burn crooks have more rights than the victim. Naturally the man would not try anything in prison. He has more sense than the judge. Do good in prison, get out early. Duh????????????
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 5, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    Did they happen to be the only ones in the reading room? This is weird and sick. Parents, always keep your children in sight.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    save our tax money put this man down!!
  • by Tar Heel Location: Ayden on Apr 4, 2009 at 08:52 PM
    The judge released him because he had not committed any sex offenses in prison? That is dumbest mess I have ever heard. All these lame judges should be expelled and banned by the BAR
  • by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    Are you forgetting who to blame? Lawyers. It's the lawyers that prostitute for justice.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    guess he didnt commit any crimes in prison. theres no small innocent children in there.
  • by Jen Location: Greenville on Apr 4, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    This should be a lesson-watch your kids, even at the library. I worked at a public library of years, and parents would just leave their kids in the children's room while they went off elsewhere (some even left the building!). We watched the kids as best we could, but when there are ten kids there and only two adults, kids can get lost. Never take for granted your kids are safe.
  • by SGB Location: Eastern NC on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    THIS IS SICK!!!!! The 6 year-old will never be the same, ever again!! I hope this disgusting excuse for garbage gets the same treatment in prison, on a nightly basis, with a lifer about the size of Ron Jeremy!!! Maybe then he will regret what he did to that poor baby. Ugh, sick sick....
  • by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    THIS BURNS ME UP> Let him out because he had not committed any sex offenses in prison. I'm sure this sicko would have if there had been any children in prison. These little boys will never get over this. It will be with them forever. NOBODY ever has the right to take a childs childhood away. He sould never, ever, ever have parole.
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