Compassion for the perpetrator is cruelty to the victim

Not a big story, not an American story, but still a story perfectly illustrative of the cultural insanity that elevates perpetrator rights over the rights of ordinary citizens:

A teenage sex attacker kidnapped and raped a five-year-old boy eight days after a judge spared him custody for another rape, it has emerged.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a three-year community order in June for the rape of a seven year-old boy in Tameside.

The original sentence handed down by Judge Adrian Smith provoked an outcry from the police and the Crown Prosecution Service and a legal challenge.

Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court heard that just eight days later the boy committed an “appalling offence” against the five year-old boy, who he lured to his home and abused.

The sex attacker was arrested again and pleaded guilty to rape and child abduction. He has been given an indeterminate sentence for public protection.

The judicial system is acting now, but that’s scant consolation to a raped five year old.

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  • SADIE

    The vile details mirrors an almost identical case in N.H. except the perp was no 16 but 40 or 50 something and the judge gave him 30 days.
    Fox news (O’Reilly) sent a reporter to sort out why the judge thought that the case did not warrant extended jail time in spite of the prosecutor asking for it. Needless to say, the judge looked at the reporter like a deer in the headlights – totally blank and was annoyed by the question, to boot.
    Gotta wonder why there are not any posse’s in N.H. or everywhere.

  • pst314

    The second judge found the rapist to be a “danger to society”. Seems like Judge Adrian Smith is also a danger to society.

  • Ariel

    The boy is a pedophile, hebephiles and pedophiles are much worse and less likely to change than an ephebophile (ephebophilia isn’t considered a disorder unless destructive, John Derek was one). I don’t believe the homosexual aspect effects likelihood of change. Releasing one is negligence of the highest order. I don’t know the “cure” rate at that age, but the boy should have been under psychiatric care in the proper institution. Adult pedophiles have something in the order of a 95% recidivism rate so chances aren’t good.
     
    As for victims rights, I’m not one for victim’s rights as most seem to put it. An impassioned plea at sentencing is fine, allowed presence at trial (as long as they retain self-control)is fine, notification well before release after time served or attendance at parole hearings is also fine. All of this though is still really between the State and the accused. As for the protection of society, meaning future victims, yep the judged really dropped the ball and his said-in-the-plural should be kicked hard.
     
    One of the reasons I made the distinction of the three “philes” is this stupidity by the Government of designating two as the same and under one term, pedophile, as well as allowing or promoting confusion on the third. Pedophiles like pre-pubescent, hebephiles pubescent, and ephebophiles get Ursula Andress, Linda Evans, and Bo Derek.  The most common age of consent in the US by state is not 18 (surprise, surprise) but 16. Only 12 States set the age at 18, 7 States are 17, and the rest are 16. Some States have age proximity rules also (20 with 16 OK, 40 and go to jail). The aged 18 is Federal and you have to cross State lines, as well as do some other things I forget. If you watch television you’ll be stupid about this, as the idiot screenwriters always use 18.  Going after 13 or 14 year olds is statutory rape, but not pedophilia in most, if any, States and shouldn’t be. Confusing the issue keeps us from focusing on the most damaging two, hebephiles and pedophiles.
    Rant off.