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A woman in Longmont, Colorado, was sentenced to eight years of probation — no jail time — for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl multiple times. Chelsea Vigorita, 29, was able to plead guilty to “attempted sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and third-degree assault,” according to local news outlet the Times-Call. “On Friday, Boulder District Judge Norma Sierra sentenced Vigorita to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised probation. Vigorita will have to register as a sex offender and complete sex offense specific treatment, but she will be able to apply to have her probation terminated after five years if she completes the treatment,” the outlet reported. Had Vigorita been a man, such a light sentence most likely wouldn’t have been enacted even with a guilty plea. Further, the reporting outlet never would have described the interaction between Vigorita and the teen girl as “having sex.” Rather, it would have been described as sexual assault or rape. Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty, however, insisted Vigorita’s punishment holds her “accountable” for her crime.

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