Seems that, under the Biden admin, they pick their targets carefully.
This is the same guy from this article.
Former radio station KZST reporter and news anchor Ron Kirk Kuhlmeyer was sentenced to six years in state prison this morning in Sonoma County Superior Court for committing three or more lewd and lascivious acts with a girl under age 14.
Kuhlmeyer, 49, faced up to 16 years in prison as recommended by the county’s probation department. He pleaded guilty in March to one count alleging three of the acts and 14 other counts were dismissed at sentencing.
Kuhlmeyer told Judge Elliot Daum he betrayed the victim, his family, his coworkers, friends and himself.
“How can I say I’m sorry and have it mean anything,” he asked during a tearful address to the court.
Kuhlmeyer said he pleaded guilty because it was “the right thing to do” and so the young victim would not have to testify. The girl was his daughter’s friend and was 11 years old when the sexual conduct began in July 2004, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office said.
The girl sat on Kuhlmeyer’s lap as he used his home computer and the conduct progressed to fondling her breast and inner thigh, using obscene and sexually explicit language and exposing himself to her, the prosecution said. The conduct lasted until Sept. 30, 2007. The girl is now 15.
Deputy District Attorney Daniel Cohan said Kuhlmeyer owned 3,700 images and 50 movies of “graphic child pornography,” which he viewed several times a week.
Cohan said the conduct was not an isolated incident and Kuhlmeyer progressively groomed the girl over three years. He said the victim told him “no” and bit him on the arm during the beginning of the offensive conduct.
Daum said the fact Kuhlmeyer didn’t perceive the consequences of his conduct at that time “is stunning to the court.”
The victim told Daum she is having trouble sleeping and that Kuhlmeyer caused her “great grief and suffering.” She said she suffers from depression and has lost trust in herself and others.
“No means no, not inviting you to do whatever you want to do,” she said. She said Kuhlmeyer “made it a game” and was selfish.
Defense attorney Chris Andrian said Kuhlmeyer was “appropriately remorseful” and that he pleaded guilty not to “take the easy way out” as the victim’s family suggested but so the girl wouldn’t have to testify in order to prove the charges. Andrian argued for probation and treatment citing a doctor’s report stating Kuhlmeyer could be rehabilitated.
Daum acknowledged there were positive aspects to the doctor’s report but he said he was concerned about Kuhlmeyer’s rationalization and his minimizing of his behavior in his statements to the probation department.
He said Kuhlmeyer “is a long way” from addressing and dealing with his behavior because he stated the sexual conduct could have been worse than it was compared to other convicted sex offenders.
Daum said the sentencing must also send a warning to others in the community who are thinking about grooming an 11-year-old for sexual gratification.
I have to admit, this is depressing. This man paid his debt to society, and none of his activities that are relevant to this case seem to be based on or were involved in the sexualization or sexual exploitation of real children in any way.
I guess it’s a good thing that it wasn’t someone who wasn’t a demonstrated risk to children, with no prior convictions, but the chilling effect this might have on the majority of those who’ve done nothing in their past or are just looking for a much-needed fantasy outlet for their mental health and artistic and gratificatory needs.