...certainly not the likes of Judge Maria Lamb:
Sentencing, Judge Maria Lamb called the attack 'a quite awful incident.'
King was handed a community order for two years. As part of that order he must abide by a residency condition requirement for 12 months and complete 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement. He must also pay a statutory victim surcharge.
After discussions on a proposed sexual harm prevention order the court decided not to impose any such protective order.Well, I'm sure parents in Great Tew will feel the state has done what it can to protect their seven year old daughters, won't they?
In mitigation Daniel Martin, defending, said that his client was young at the time of the offence and that there was also a 'lack of maturity.'
He said that King had an autism spectrum disorder along with other underlying difficulties, and that he had developed a major depressive illness since the offence.
All indications he'll struggle to restrain himself in future, but in the topsy-turvy world of British 'justice', it's amazingly considered to me mitigation...