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Morning Poll: Did Rachel Brock Get Off Easy?

Rachel Brock, the 22-year-old daughter of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that she sexually abused the same teenage boy her mother also pleaded guilty to molesting.

The charges to which Brock pleaded guilty -- two counts of child abuse with sexual motivation -- are much less severe than those with which she was initially charged.

Brock originally was charged with seven counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of furnishing obscene materials to a minor. Had she been convicted of those charges, she could be facing decades in prison.

However, because of the plea deal, when she's sentenced in August, Brock faces no more than a year in county jail, and 10 years probation -- and she won't have to register as a sex offender.

Her mother, Susan Brock, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, lifetime probation, and must register as a sex offender for similar crimes.

Rachel was 18 when she began abusing the boy, while Susan was in her 40s -- but the abuse was roughly the same. The sentences: not so much.

We want to know what you think: did Rachel Brock get off easy (no pun intended).

Cast your vote below.




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