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The former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defended his pardon of a man of the rape of a 9-year-old child is not found guilty, namely, the conviction was based on physical evidence.
Micah Schoettle was in the second year of a 23-year sentence when he pardoned controversial him of rape, sodomy and other sexual crimes last week.
“There was zero evidence,” Bevin said during a 17-minute radio interview with talk show host Terry Meiners on Thursday, according to The Courier-Journal.
He noticed the girl, the nurse in the room during the alleged incident and denied the sexual assaults occurred.
“Both of their hymens were intact,” he added. “This is, perhaps, would more accurately want to, as a people, but trust me. If you have been repeatedly violated sexually as a small child by an adult, the impact, the physically and medically.”
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In November of this year. 4, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin looks out into the crowd during a campaign event with the President, Donald Trump, Lexington, Ky. Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear last month in a close race, is being criticized for comments that he was convicted during a Thursday radio interview about the pardon of a man, for the rape of a young child. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, file)
Prosecutors against the pardon blasted Bevin for his comments on the case.
“He did not, obviously, any research in this matter, otherwise he would know that only 2 percent of the sexual assaults show the victims with no visible physical injuries as a result of rape, who have suffered,” said Rob Sanders, the state’s attorney in Kenton County, the far Schoettle. “This is the kind of stupid ignorance, the prosecutors have been working for decades to overcome.”
Kentucky the former chief medical examiner Dr. George Nichols is Bevin said’s comments were factually incorrect.
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“Rape is not proved, by hymen penetration,” he told the newspaper. “Rape is proved by the phallic penetration … where the lips meet to the outer surface of the vagina.”
“He didn’t not only know the law, in my humble opinion, he does not know clearly, medicine and anatomy,” he added.
Bevin, a Republican, pardoned 428 people, including some of the perpetrators of violence, the between the time he lost his re-election bid on Nov. 5 and his last day in office on Dec. 9. The pardons have to do this, an examination of Sanders’ office.
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The probe is expected to examine whether Schoettle is connected to the pardon, to his family wealth and political connections.
Several Bevin have the other to blame also blame drawn. The pardon of Patrick Baker, who was convicted of murder and other crimes, has also been criticised. His family held a political fundraiser for Bevin, that in the last year to $21,500 raised. Two other figures in addition to Baker for the murder of Donald Mills are still in prison.
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips and The Associated Press contributed to this report.