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Be Careful What You Ask For

Glenn Davis, 43, a high school math teacher from Byron Center, Mich., pleaded guilty to charges that he had sex with a 15-year-old student on multiple occasions, but won a hearing to appeal his sentence of 6-30 years in prison. The appeals judge heard that despite being in prison, Davis kept contacting the girl — he had a relative who worked in the prison who smuggled out letters for him. “Behind the confines of jail, the tentacles of communication reached out and caused harm to this victim,” Judge Dennis Leiber ruled. Davis “is cunning, manipulative and, in my opinion, dangerous.” The judge thus indeed amended Davis’s sentence: to 10-40 years. He also recommended that the parole board not be too hasty to let him go after the 10-year minimum, and “suggested” prison authorities more closely monitor Davis. The victim declared the results of the hearing as “Awesome!” (RC/Grand Rapids Press) ...Now: calculate the percentage increase in his sentence, and show your work.
Original Publication Date: 12 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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