In a move that has sparked outrage, prosecutors in Colorado recently agreed to spare a child sex predator from going to jail.
According to KKTV, 31-year-old Colorado Springs woman Andrea Serrano reached a plea agreement to avoid prison time.
Abuser conceived child with victim
Serrano has admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old boy last year and conceiving his child. She will have to register as a sex offender and could spend between 10 years and life on sex offender intensive supervised probation.
The victim's mother expressed anger to KKTV over Serrano's deal, telling the station, "I feel like my son is robbed of his childhood."
"Now he’s having to be a father. He’s a victim, and he’s going to have to live with that for the rest of his life," the woman went on to complain.
The victim's mother added that there is a double standard when it comes to sex offenders, saying, "I feel like if she was a man and he was a little girl, it would definitely be different."
Sex offenders caught at the border
"They would be seeking more. I feel like because he is not a woman, they are not. They are having compassion for her," she added. Her son is seeking to gain custody of his child.
Colorado is not the only place where sex offenders are making headlines, as Fox News reported last month that Border Patrol agents apprehended three predators within two days along just one section of the border.
One was a 40-year-old Salvadoran national who was convicted 15 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah of committing unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
That capture was followed the next day by another Salvadoran man who spent 18 months behind bars after he was convicted in Washington of sexually assaulting a child.
Meanwhile, Border Patrol agents also managed to nab a Mexican who was found guilty by a Florida jury in 2016 of engaging in lewd or lascivious acts with a child.
Fox News noted that all three individuals now face up to 20 years behind bars on charges of illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported.
The network also pointed out that there have been estimated 300,000 illegal migrants who successfully evaded Border Patrol agents, individuals who are known as "gotaways."
Tom Homan served as acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under former President Donald Trump, and he told Fox News that the figure should "scare the hell out of every American."