Friday, April 16, 2010

Aussie Justice

Down under, a father protecting his daughter is worse than child rape:
The father of a teenage sex assault victim in New South Wales who punched one of his daughter's attackers has been given a longer good behaviour bond than two of her alleged rapists.

The Daily Telegraph reports that under a controversial plea deal that reduced the charges from rape to aggravated indecent assault, two young country footballers were given 18-month bonds for their part in the horrifying attack of the then 15-year-old girl.

They walked free from court. Two other accused are awaiting sentencing. . .

Now 17, the victim has clear memories of a night that will forever haunt her.

"I couldn't move," she said of the horrifying sexual assault by four teenage boys in 2008 after a football awards ceremony in a NSW country town.

"When I started crying, (one of the attackers) said, 'What are you crying for, you sook?', or, 'Why are you crying, you sook?'"

Remarkably, her father is on a two-year bond for common assault after punching one of the accused. . .

The 17-year-old's four attackers each pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault after prosecutors drew up the statement.

Part of the assault on the then 15-year-old, who was almost passed out drunk, was recorded by video on a mobile phone.
Notice the "alleged" tag on people who pleaded to indecent assault.

(via Moonbattery)


OBloodyHell said...

Old cartoon from ages ago, two guys sitting in a prison cell:

"You got six years for possession of a cigarette? I got six months for assault with a deadly weapon."

OBloodyHell said...

P.S. This is just the same thing as is happening in the UK, they're just about 5-10 years behind them in Australia. Stupid idiots gave up their weapons. It where things head from that point on.