A mother has told of her anger after the teenager who sexually abused her young daughter was handed an eight-day community work order for his crimes.Her daughter was eight. Eight…
And just how had the two met?
Last night the mother of the eight-year-old victim – a foster carer who had taken the boy into her home – was joined by campaigners in condemning the sentence.*speechless*
Oh, and it appears he likes them even younger:
The teenager was convicted of one charge of engaging in sexual activity with a girl under 13, two charges of inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of assault on a girl under 13.
The charges also involved another victim, aged five.We aren’t told who that was, but we can assume it’s from a completely different family as this mother makes mention only of her daughter.
The Ministry of Justice said the supervision order could include therapy work with a specialist.‘Could’, you’ll note. Not ‘Damn well will get therapy until he hollers ‘Uncle’…’
Ministry of Justice spokesman Georgina Mear said: “Individual sentencing decisions are matters for the independent judiciary, based on the circumstances of each case and how best to address the causes of offending behaviour.Yes, thanks for that regurgitation of your mission statement, love, but we already know just what value it is.
“Youth Rehabilitation Orders require young offenders to work closely with a team of specialists to address offending behaviour, and to be referred to specialist treatment services where appropriate.”
And what I want to know is….was this a state-sponsored fostering, or a private arrangement? If the former, then maybe someone’s got some questions to answer.