A rape is a rape. I should not have tried to be funny about it or made light of the way in which a girl was raped. 6 months for stripping off a girls pants and using your finger or some item is really terrible and probably deserves a harsher sentence. I should not have tried to argue what rape is or isn't. The "rape of an intoxicated person" charge was dropped. He was sentenced to attempted rape and 2 counts of sexual penetration. All felonies and evil actions. It seems they did not have enough evidence to charge him with the full rape felony. What he did was awful but this uncomfortable element is the logic behind the lenient sentence from what I can see. I stand by my criticism of the public and forum posters though. People these days have really visceral violent reactions to every news item without taking in the full information. I find it scary.