March 2, 2015 11:30 am -

[su_right_ad]He made his wife sign it in blood, but gets only 2 years and a year of probation because the victim backed off some of her statements.

Kenneth Harden had faced decades in prison if he had been convicted of rape, criminal deviate conduct, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, intimidation, strangulation, domestic battery and criminal confinement.

But the 33-year-old Harden agreed to plead guilty to criminal confinement after his wife recanted her earlier accusations,reported the Indianapolis Star.

“The victim’s deposition was not consistent with her original police report,” said Jackson County Prosecutor AmyMarie Travis. “It became clear to the state of Indiana that it was proper to offer a negotiated plea agreement that we offered.”

Victims of domestic violence and sex abuse often withdraw their statements in fear of retaliation or due to the power imbalance in their relationships, experts say.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to Husband Gets 2 Years For Making Wife Sign Slave Contract

  1. pinballsdoll March 2nd, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    complete loser

  2. tracey marie March 2nd, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    That poor woman, I do hope she receives the proper medical care so she may move on and grow stronger and more confident

    • whatthe46 March 2nd, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      she has to be one terrified woman to recant even with the knowlege that he was facing decades in prison.

      • tracey marie March 2nd, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        How are you and the new direction in your life?

        • whatthe46 March 2nd, 2015 at 10:45 pm

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        • whatthe46 March 2nd, 2015 at 10:47 pm

          i haven’t had to wear heels in years. having them on all day made my feet hurt… lol. i love my job and look forward to going. that’s a plus. maybe in a few months i may think about a beau in my life.

          • tracey marie March 2nd, 2015 at 10:50 pm

            When you are ready…buy some pads for your shoes or buy the new fashionable flats, they are the rage

          • whatthe46 March 2nd, 2015 at 10:55 pm

            i’m gonna be wearing boots for a while. it’s cold out there. good thing i don’t have to do much walking except when i have to go to the fax or copier. once it starts to warm up and i get a few paychecks under my belt, i’ll hit the shoe department.

          • rg9rts March 5th, 2015 at 4:40 am

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          • whatthe46 March 5th, 2015 at 9:00 am

            going great! i love that it’s only 7 mins drive time.

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          • whatthe46 March 5th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

            i will do that tonight. on lunch break and came home. will be heading out in about 10 mins. working on discovery for the next week. busy busy busy.

          • whatthe46 March 5th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

            …and thanks for caring.

  3. rg9rts March 5th, 2015 at 4:40 am

    This is why the DA’s do the prosecuting