LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Leavenworth County prosecutor is considering an appeal in a sex abuse case after the judge called a 13-year-old girl an "aggressor."

Raymond Soden, 67, is now in prison. He allegedly told detectives that he touched a 13-year-old girl, but pleaded guilty to solicitation of a minor as part of a plea deal for sending messages to her.

"He was being 100 percent clear of what he wanted from the children, to the point he was offering money for services," said Leavenworth County Prosecutor Todd Thompson.

Thompson wanted the standard sentence of just under 14 years, or 166 months. But District Court Judge Michael Gibbens gave Soden just under six years, for a total of 70 months.

The judge's reasoning was that the older sister of 13-year-old helped set up the arrangement. Gibbens said a 13-year-old who offers what she offered for money is certainly an aggressor, particularly since she's the one who had to travel to Soden.

"I mean these are children. They're victims. This should not happen to any children, no matter who they are. So we have to take it. We have to fight for their rights and fight for them to be protected," Thompson said.

"It's not surprising to me to hear those things, but it does just remind me to educate everybody," said Haleigh Harrold, of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault.

Harrold said teens often ask about victim blaming.

"When we think about the relationship between an adult and a child, ask anyone, 'Who has the power in that situation?'" Harrold said.

Gibbens noted the girls did not show up for sentencing and questioned, "I wonder what kind of trauma there really was to this victim."

"Everybody's reaction after trauma has occurred, like sexual abuse, is really different," Harrold said.

"It's tough for any child to have to face someone who's done that to them," Thompson said.

Gibbens noted Soden's age in his decision, and that the sisters allegedly conspired to rob Soden. The county argued those circumstances were independent of the crime to which Soden was pleading.

Gibbens was asked to comment for this story, but he did not contact KMBC.