Saturday, 25 March 2017

Hard Cases, Bad Law...

A woman abused by the leader of a child grooming gang in Rotherham is pleading for a royal pardon.
Sammy Woodhouse has revealed her identity to call for a crime amnesty to encourage other grooming victims to come forward.
 Hmmm, why would this be needed?
She wants to see a ‘Sammy’s Law’ believing she could face years behind bars for crimes she was made to commit as a young teenager.
 Ah. Well, only someone with a heart of stone could possibly deny...

Mr Hampton also said Spencer played a key role in the abuse. She was jailed for 12 years in 2014 when she was found guilty of 16 counts of arranging and causing child prostitution in Sheffield.
As her guilty verdict was read out in court, Spencer shouted: 'I'm not f****** going back to the cells.'
Spencer played a key role in the abuse, the court heard.
The court heard she plied one girl with alcohol and threatened violence to force her to have sex.
Bring in this law, and I guarantee you Spencer's lawyers would be using it.


Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Clearly a Stockholm victim of the Symbionese Kiddy Fiddling Army.

Yeah, I can see how that pisspoor defence might be considered acceptable in certain legal cirlces.

JuliaM said...

It's astounding what can be considered a defence. And also that this is all 'on trust' and no=one ever verifies the details...