This case, however, might just be the oddity:
A "drunken" man who raped a woman has walked free from court after a judge said the case was " wholly exceptional”.I’d have hoped we’d be told why. But sadly, no…
Maddock, currently out of work because of an injury and said to be a binge drinker, had no previous convictions.
A judge ruled he did not pose a risk to the public.Hmmmm. I wonder what will happen when the Sisterhood get wind of this? They aren't going to be happy, are they?
He was given a two year community order, with two years' supervision and an alcohol treatment programme. Maddock must pay £200 costs.So, back to those circumstances:
Sentencing, Judge Jonathan Gibson said the circumstance of the case were " extremely unusual” .
He said: "It's for these reasons that I am not going to apply the sentencing guidelines because it seems to me it's not in the interests of justice to do so."
The judge said he thought the defendant, who had been in a "drunken state" at the time of the offence, did have an alcohol problem.It surely can’t be the mere fact of him being drunk, can it?