TODAY'S PAPER
65° Good Morning
65° Good Morning
OpinionLetters

Letter: Light sentence for principal?

John O'Mard, 46, of Freeport, pleaded guilty to

John O'Mard, 46, of Freeport, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual act involving a 16-year-old boy, prosecutors said. O'Mard is seen here at the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola on Oct. 15, 2013. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The story "Ex-principal admits teen sex" [News, Nov. 22] describes a middle school principal who lured a 16-year-old boy to his home. The story says that the man, John O'Mard, expected to get 60 days in jail and 10 years' probation, and must register as a sex offender. The sex was "non-consensual."

That expected sentence seems flagrantly mild. If anything, the fact that he was a school principal should warrant a more severe penalty than if he had been less educated and less prominent.

Robert Wilson, West Islip
 

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

Columns