Micah Rhodes, the 24 year old leader of the anti-Trump protest group “Portland’s Resistance,” has been arrested… again.
Earlier this year, according to Oregon Live, Rhodes was convicted “on three counts of second-degree sexual abuse for having illicit sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl in Washington County and a 17-year-old boy in Multnomah County.”
Rhodes was 20 and 21 years old when he committed the sexual abuse in 2014 and 2015.
Rather than follow the state sentencing guidelines and send Rhodes to jail for two to two-and-a-half years, Multonomah County Circuit Judge Jerry Hodson and Washington County Circuit Judge Janelle Wipper decided in separate hearings to order five years of probation for Rhodes instead.
According to Jerry Hodson as reported by Oregon Live, he did not want to send Rhodes to prison because Hodson believed Rhodes was genuinely trying to change.
“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.
But this is not the first time Rhodes has been in trouble for sexual crimes, and as a result, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Bumjoon Park believes Rhodes should have been sentenced to at least two years in prison.
According to Park and contrary to what Judge Hodson thinks, Rhodes has a “history of sexually victimizing children” and is unwilling to follow rules and unable to change, “even after attending sex offender treatment programs three times.”
As a teenager, Rhodes was convicted in the youth court system of sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy. At 14, Rhodes sexually abused a 9-year-old boy and at 15, he sexually abused three boys, according to Park.
Park also acknowledged Rhodes’ “concerning track record of ignoring rules” and how he was “repeatedly sexually acting out” when specifically told not to, in addition to having unauthorized contact with minors in violation of his original probation.
“Frankly, he doesn’t respect the authority of the courts. He simply must not believe that having sex with minors is wrong,” Park said.
Rhodes’ recent court-ordered probation comes with a lengthy list of conditions, the most important of which is the requirement that he stay away from all children — unless given express permission to be around them by his probation officer.
Now, less than a month after his second sentencing, Rhodes has been arrested for — you guessed it — being around minors without permission.
At a protest outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office located in Southwest Portland, Rhodes was spotted in the vicinity of protesters under the age of 18.
Blogger Robert West filmed the protest, zooming in on Rhodes standing on the roof of a building, directly above where three younger girls stood.
The protest Rhodes was filmed at took place on June 22 — after his first hearing in May, but before his second hearing in July.
Now, it is once again up to Washington County Circuit Judge Janelle Wipper to decide whether or not Rhodes will actually be sent to jail.
If she rules that he did violate his probation by being around minors without permission, Rhodes could receive anything from a verbal reprimand to two or more years in prison.
The irony of Rhodes’ position is that he protests ICE and claims to care about immigrant children at the border, yet he is a known pedophile.
How the liberal media manages to justify these two conflicting interests is just beyond rational thinking.
Let’s hope Judge Wipper does the right thing this time and sends this creep to prison.
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