"He understands what he did was wrong, so he's not that bad of a person".
Redditors are more often than not, scrotes. If there is anything scrotes will do about a situation in which someone sexually assaults a woman, it's to side with the goddamn rapist, and that right there is one of the things I hate the most about scrotes.
Scrotes, especially (though unsurprisingly) ones who have never been assaulted, are unbelievably quick to side with the assaulter in a situation where a woman, or a girl, has been molested. They either assume the woman is either: lying entirely, that something DID happen but she is exaggerating, that she did something to deserve it, or that she is telling the truth but that she just "needs" to forgive her "poor, little abuser".
Scrotes will know absolutely nothing about else the assaulter in question, yet will feel the need to defend them with one or more of the methods I just listed. Scrotes can NEVER just take a woman's, or a girl's word, pain, and clear-cut evidence of the sinister, and irredeemable nature of the monster that went after them.
The theory I have as to why scrotes are awful includes the fact that rapists are scum shits who should frankly be slowly, and agonizingly beaten to death. Their minds are too dangerous and absolutely defective to have a justified existence in the human race. But you wanna know what else are defective? Scrotes. From an overwhelming number of scrotes senselessly murdering each other in the streets like animals, to the fact that the Y gene is a literal impaired X gene, it is clear that scrotes are subhuman. Scrotes make up the vast majority of rapists, so much so that it is a FACT that frat houses are the most likely group of all college organizations to believe in rape myths, and to sexually assault others. As scrotes are literal subhumans, with that inferiority includes their minds, hence why they cause the majority of the barbaric problems we still see today, and will feel the need to DEFEND such atrocities; being a shitstain on the human race is literally what and who they are. In other words, the reason why scrotes are so defensive of rapists is because being a rapist is on par with how the minds of scrotes function.