Lenient sentence for child sex abuser - sentence review needed?

(6 Posts)
thecraftyfox Tue 02-Aug-16 23:52:37

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/female-transsexual-walks-free-court-8546941

Despite pleading guilty, Owen has a community sentence and a fine because the judge didn't think the sex offenders reduction curse was suitable as it's for men.
I think the nature of the crimes is usually a custodial sentence anyway but this person seems to think they are the victim judging by their comments.
More background on the offences here http://m.somersetlive.co.uk/woman-denies-making-boy-tie-hit-genitals-urinate/story-29347335-detail/story.html hefore changing to a guilty plea.
One for a sentence review perhaps https://www.gov.uk/ask-crown-court-sentence-review

LassWiTheDelicateAir Wed 03-Aug-16 00:43:24

Despite pleading guilty, Owen has a community sentence and a fine

The fact he pled guilty would have been taken into consideration when setting the sentence. It's not unreasonable for a lighter sentence to be imposed as witnesses and jurors are spared having to give or sit through evidence which might be distressing.

Xenophile Wed 03-Aug-16 08:55:40

Intellectually, I understand what you're saying Lass, and to an extent I agree that that's as it should be, but:

He shows zero remorse. He believes he is the victim in this. He will learn absolutely nothing at all from his lenient sentence, because he obviously doesn't believe he's done anything wrong.

However, I suspect that the women at his closest women's prison are breathing a small sigh of relief.

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Wed 03-Aug-16 12:20:48

"I am not going to say anymore as me and my family have been through enough. I am free and I have walked out of court - what does that tell you? The judge set me free. That's the end of it and I will now move on."

Clearly he is pretending that the judge found him not guilty, when in fact the judge only didn't grant a custodial sentence. That in itself is concerning but the judge's complete lack of judgement in this case is absurd.

Felascloak Wed 03-Aug-16 20:19:18

That's shocking. Totally agree with dodo. Not really getting why a sex offender course wouldn't be suitable for Owen either. I would be surprised if there was gender specific content.
Seems like the judge couldn't handle a trans offender.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Wed 03-Aug-16 20:33:00

If there is a review of the sentence the lack of remorse will be taken into consideration.

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