A Texas magistrate judge set bond at $50,000 for a convicted child sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy after another judge previously recommended a $1,000,000 bond, according to a Fox News report.
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“It’s just unconscionable that a judge that took an oath to keep the community safe, to protect children, would do something that would take a known career criminal and violent predator and put him back out in the street,” Justin Berry, Austin Police Department Senior Officer, told Fox News. “It’s just appalling.”
On December 19, a 14-year-old from Shively, Kentucky, went missing after telling family members he was going for a walk, according to the Lexington Herald Ledger.
On December 27, the boy was found