Judge calls ex-principal 'master groomer' and sends him to prison for sex abuse

Published: Tuesday, May 28 2013 11:00 a.m. MDT

Julia Lowe, a former Soldier Hollow employee who is distantly related to the victim, said she thought Weber's focus on his own medical issues in court was "sick."

"I'd like to hear apologies to the victims, the youth, I didn't hear anything," she said. "No remorse, anything in his countenance, physical body language — it's pretty sad. I don't think anyone like that should be on the streets."

She said it has been hard for her to think about what else she and her fellow school employees could have done to protect their students. She was also disappointed in the lack of representation from the charter school at the sentencing Tuesday.

"I think we need to send a super strong message that this won't be tolerated in our communities and families," she said.

King said he was satisfied that the sentence ordered was the maximum that the judge could have handed down.

"It will never be enough for what Mr. Weber has done," King said. "Nothing is going to fix those victims' lives, but we did everything we could to protect society for as long as possible."

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