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Posted at 7:45 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Inmate attacked sex offender, gets year

By Washington Post Editors

An inmate who assaulted a child sex offender in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Twenty-year-old Denver J. Owens was sentenced on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the June attack on 19-year-old Jonathan M. Bonita.

Owens punched Bonita in the head twice shortly after arriving at the jail. 

Bonita had pleaded guilty in June to second-degree sex offense for having a 4-year-old girl perform a sex act about two years ago. He is serving an 18-month sentence. 

Bonita spoke at Owens' sentencing, and said he was tried of being harassed by other inmates. He is in protective custody.

-- The Frederick (Md.) News-Post

By Washington Post Editors  | August 26, 2010; 7:45 AM ET
Categories:  Frederick, Prison Beat  
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How does a person get 6 months less time than a person who performed a sex act on a 4 year old child? I hope Mr. Owen got a good punch in for me when he assualted the trash of a human being name Jonathan Bonita.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 26, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Bonita is tired of being harassed by other inmates?! Even criminals know child molesters are the lowest of the low. 18 months for molesting a child?! I say lock them all up and throw away the key.

Posted by: GreyKat | August 26, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I think the judge who only sentenced this piece of garbage to 18 months should be put in prison. Punching someone in the head 2 times warrents 1 year but molesting a child gets you 18 months. This little girl will most likely be scarred for the rest of her life. I hope when this predator gets out of jail he receives some street justice. Thank god it wasnt my kid I would be waiting outside the jail on release day.

Posted by: nickatnight69 | August 26, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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