Bill feels that cases like James's violate the cornerstone of the American justice system—ensuring that the punishment fits the crime. "You've got to understand. This thing, this molestation, rape, never goes away," Bill says. "We have an obligation to get rid of them. To put them away so they can't possibly hurt anybody again."
The James case is not the first time Bill has pushed to keep pedophiles off the streets. Last year, he publicly criticized another Vermont judge who sentenced a man convicted of raping a 6-year-old girl over a four-year period to only 60 days in jail. The convicted man's friend, who also allegedly raped the girl, received 12–15 years. After Bill confronted the judge with his cameras, the first man's sentence was extended to three years. "Both men should have gotten life in prison, no parole. Because this girl is devastated," Bill says.