The story behind the outrage: Why a school bus driver got no jail time for raping 14-year-old girl

Charges and sentencing guidelines for sex crimes vary widely, and with no comprehensive data tracking for sentencing nationwide, it’s hard to say what would amount to a “typical sentence” in a sex assault case, said Jennifer Long, the chief executive officer of AEquitas. The non-profit group supports prosecutors in seeking justice in gender-based violence and human trafficking cases.

Long couldn’t speak to the particulars of the case against Piche, but said, “I’m not surprised that people are outraged by a sentence that doesn’t seem to match the seriousness of a crime like that against a victim.”