Crime and punishment

Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2002

I am the mother to one of the child victims in the Sky case. I was told by the district attorney's office in Juneau the sentencing hearing for the Skys will be Aug. 19. I was also told that this is the perfect time for Sitka and all of Southeast Alaska to pull together.

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You can do so by writing a letter to the judge and the district attorney detailing what (in your opinion) this heinous crime has done to the community as a whole or to you personally and also providing your opinion as to what type of sentence Dick Blue Sky and Cynthia Sky should receive.

The judge reviews these letters and they actually have an impact when he is trying to decide how long of a sentence to give them. Here are the addresses:

Ketchikan Superior Court

Judge Thompson

415 Main St. Rm. 302

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Department of Law

Criminial Division

District Attorneys Office

P.O. Box 110300

Juneau, AK 99811

Attn: Rick Svobodney

People of Juneau, let your voices be heard. If not for the victims involved, for the children in your own lives to be safe from any further attacks from these particular predators! Let's pull together and help our children be safe.

(The identity of the writer is known to the Empire and is being withheld to protect the identity of her daughter. - Editor)

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