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Are judges to be trusted?

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Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 10:32:25


Because this takes the biscuit!

Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 10:32:36

expatinscotland Tue 26-Jun-07 10:32:57

No, and they're not even elected.

southeastastra Tue 26-Jun-07 10:44:16

can't find story?

controlfreaky2 Tue 26-Jun-07 10:47:31

proper link please!

Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 11:16:27

Sorry about that!

Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 11:16:46

FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 11:17:46

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Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 26-Jun-07 11:18:35

Can't help thinking that if you have sex with someone who looks 16 that you don't actually know, you have a bit of a responsibility to make sure, don't you?

I mean, he may have been shocked to find out she was 10, but if she looks 16 she might easily be 14 or 15 and that is also illegal.

Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 11:20:54

But why was the judge so lenient? I don't understand.

I know women / girls to a degree have to take care of themselves etc but why are men not responsible at all in the eyes of this judge?

And of course this is a child who was not being taken care of properly anyway.

controlfreaky2 Tue 26-Jun-07 11:33:50

there was a thread on this yesterday. it is really shocking. hope attorney general's appeal against leniency of sentence succeeds and that silly arse judge gets a bollocking.

Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 12:32:46

Oh I see it, thanks CF2.

Just how do we start the ball rolling with complaints against judges? I'm appalled at this. Is UK paedophile friendly or what?

FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 12:33:14

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smallwhitecat Tue 26-Jun-07 12:39:53

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Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 12:41:11

I'm sorry you're bored, cod.

Do you agree with this sentence then?

You're right - we're not there. We can only rely on media reports. I'm interested in finding out more about the judge presiding over this case. How would I do that?

JeremyVile Tue 26-Jun-07 12:42:12

"Every bit of research that has ever been done on this issue shows that judges as a general rule impose sentences far more stringent than the public expect or believe appropriate"


FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 12:43:36

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FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 12:43:59

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FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 12:44:44

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JeremyVile Tue 26-Jun-07 12:45:00

You have a trade mag?


FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 12:45:26

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JeremyVile Tue 26-Jun-07 12:45:59

You will be linking yes?

FluffyMummy123 Tue 26-Jun-07 12:46:19

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Spandex Tue 26-Jun-07 12:47:42

But you said he's still a sex offender?

Exceptions like this shouldn't exist whether or not judgest are stringent or not.

brimfull Tue 26-Jun-07 12:48:15

makes me think that a girl that young so sexually active is probably a victim of child abuse...very sad

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