Earlier this month, a Montana man who repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
On Friday, a California man who repeatedly raped his daughter when she was a teenager was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison.
Comparisons of the two cases were quickly drawn. Brock Turner’s six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a Stanford University frat house was also thrown into the mix.
Just as Judge Aaron Persky, of Santa Clara County, Calif., found himself besieged by critics over Turner’s light sentence, so did Judge John McKeon, of Valley County, Mont., after he handed down a two-month jail sentence to the 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to incest.