I saw this was just posted on feministing.com I was just so shocked that I had to post here too. Here's an exerpt but you should read the whole article.
"These kinds of offenses are problems with impulse control," said Carson City District Judge Bill Maddox prior to sentencing. "When I say that, it's my understanding that most men are sexually attracted to young women. When I say young women I don't just mean women that ... you should be attracted to. I mean women from the time they're 1 all the way up until they're 100."
The judge also said this :
"As an example, having sex with a girl between 12 and 16 is prohibited because we say it's prohibited. It's because we decided as a civilized society you do not want adults engaging in sexual conduct with children below 16 years of age, which flies in the face of our, I guess for lack of a better description, our normal impulses," he said."
The articles also states :
"He said child pornography could be considered malum prohibitum because in some countries and cultures it is acceptable to engage in sexual conduct with young girls."
apparently malum prohibitum, means acts that are not necessarily inherently immoral or hurtful, only wrong by statute.
"Excell is eligible for parole in two years. He was given credit for serving 391 days in jail. "
He should be going away for life. God knows what those dropped charges were. Probably sexual assult charges.