"No jail for rape of girl, 10
NINE males who pleaded guilty last month to gang-raping a 10-year-old girl at the Aurukun Aboriginal community on Cape York have escaped a prison term, with the sentencing judge saying the child victim "probably agreed" to have sex with them.
Cairns-based District Court judge Sarah Bradley ordered that the six teenage juveniles not even have a conviction recorded for the 2005 offence, and that they be placed on a 12-month probation order."
From an editorial in The Australian:
"AS the nation struggles to confront the horrors of child sex abuse on indigenous communities it is almost beyond belief that nine people can plead guilty to having sex with a 10-year-old girl but no one is sent to prison. Instead, Queensland District Court judge Sarah Bradley appears to have treated the gang rape as if it were nothing extraordinary. Even a repeat sex offender who admitted taking part in the incident was let off with a suspended sentence."
It's not a complex issue of jurisprudence, surely--a 10 year-old CANNOT consent.
If this woman is incapable of getting that simple fact through her head, then why the hell is she sitting in judgement on others?
And note the hand up to her eyes, peering into the distance.... No doubt she's waiting for her ethical and moral senses to arrive.
Good comment by Tony Koch, who knows a lot about Aboriginal communities in Queensland:
"Arrant nonsense of a justice system that fails the innocent"
UPDATE: For a slimy, equivocating uninformed leftist view of this, go take a look here:
and read what commenter Mondo has to say.
" "Based on what I can ascertain so far the judge has my complete support. The media should be the ones feeling deep shame and regret." Mondo.