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Judge imposes new terms in teen rape case

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DALLAS - A Dallas County judge on Thursday changed the terms of probation for a man found guilty of rape. It's a case that's generated national attention and brought a judge's words and rulings into the spotlight.

It took very little time for Judge Carter Thompson to impose what the district attorney and the victim's family wanted – strict probation requirements for 20-year-old Sir Young.

And, the judge warned him if he did anything at all to violate probation he would find out, "Your previous court gave you a second chance. Do not expect a third chance."

Judge Thomson imposed all the requirements of a sex offender on probation.

Young was 18 years old in 2011 when he raped a 14-year-old classmate at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing Arts.

He admitted as much in his trial before Judge Janine Howard, who originally sentenced him to 45 days in jail, 250 hours of community service at a rape crisis center and a loose probation.

Judge Howard commented that the victim was not really a victim.

Public outrage followed and the DA sought another judge to impose new conditions of probation.

"This is a victim and the fact that the judge went on the news and said the victim was the problem as opposed to the defendant who actually committed this crime is just another example of how our criminal justice system is failing us. And so this judge made a determination that he's gonna help us, the district attorney's office, fix our criminal justice system," said Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

Defense attorney Scottie Allen suggested the DA was "judge shopping" to get a favorable ruling.

"Not only disappointed, this is unprecedented to have a trial judge circumvent and make conclusions from another trial judge's decisions and judgments without having had the benefit of listening to those witnesses and reviewing that evidence," Allen said.

Young will still have to serve 45 days in jail and will undergo a sex offender evaluation to determine what other counseling he may need.

He will not be allowed to have contact with the victim or be around children or any place where children might be. He must also submit to polygraphs and reasonable unannounced searches, pay for a DNA sample to be taken and register as a sex offender.

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