The 18-year-old pedophile at the center of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate hearing said he was shocked to see his name in the news, but admitted what he did was ‘monstrous.’
Wesley Hawkins, now 27, was scurrying around D.C. looking for a new job while Senate members were discussing his case at length in a nationally televised SCOTUS hearing, unbeknownst to him.
He was aware that Jackson, 51 – the judge who had sentenced him to three months in jail and 10 years on the sex offender registry for child pornography in 2013 – was before Congress as a Supreme Court nominee after hearing her name in the news a few weeks ago.
After seeing her picture, he immediately knew it was her but gave the matter little thought, The Washington Post reported.
Now, Hawkins stands in disbelief that his case, which received no local press almost a decade ago, was being discussed at the center of the nation’s Capitol and his name was being said before Congress as Jackson received heat for her reported lenient sentences for sex offenders.
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Source: Daily Mail