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Atonement and forgiveness for child porn fiend

By 21 April 2005 26

ABC Online brings the happy news, that one David John Fairhall of Banks, depite being found guilty of having more than 70,000 images of child pornography has walked away from the court a free man.

In sentencing, chief magistrate Ron Cahill described the offence as nasty and vile, but said Fairhall had done all he could to ensure he does not reoffend.

He imposed a 12-month suspended jail term and ordered Fairhall be assessed for entry into a sex offenders program.

Not exactly an example to encourage the others.*

* In this country [England] it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.

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26 Responses to Atonement and forgiveness for child porn fiend - 11 are blacklisted
#1
RandomGit8:23 am, 22 Apr 05

David John Fairhall is officially the most nervous man in Canberra.

Done all he could? I’d love to see that list quantified for rebuttal. Once you’re into that shit, the feeling never goes away I’m told.

#2
LurkerGal8:50 am, 22 Apr 05

Graffitti by ALP staffer? Couldn’t give a shit. But THIS PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put him in gaol. Let the “anti pedophiles” in there have some “quality time” with him.

LG (sorely tempted to use words she would never use ordinarily)

#3
RandomGit9:40 am, 22 Apr 05

Maybe because there isn’t a prison to send them too? Or more precisely, enough space.

Or is it that they get sent to NSW prisons and ACT pays an exorbitant fee for this?

Fill me in.

#4
RandomGit9:57 am, 22 Apr 05

The news article indicates that yes, it was a part of the big bust last September.

#5
LurkerGal2:33 pm, 22 Apr 05

VG, I believe that he means it is an urge, like being homosexual, or heterosexual. If you are attracted to women, you won’t change, if you are attracted to men, you won’t change, if you are attracted to little kids……

#6
RandomGit2:39 pm, 22 Apr 05

Paedophiles tell me (indirectly). Of all the people in the world to tell me, they are the ones I’ll believe it from first.

#7
LurkerGal2:44 pm, 22 Apr 05

Git, you are so right. Paedophillia can not be cured, any more than being homosexual or heterosexual. People are sexually attracted to what they are sexually attracted to. End of story. The only way to stop them from preying on children is to keep them away from said children. If they only way to do that is prison, then so be it. I find it alarming that a paedophile gets off with a slap on the wrist, while a drug trafficker gets excecuted. Excecute the paedophile – the drug trafficker may be able to be saved!

#8
Apocalypse2:45 pm, 22 Apr 05

anyone on this forum work for the RTA? how about a license plate number? id love to track this f***er down…

to think my mate is in jail over something so much less serious, while this guy is sitting at home watching high five

#9
LurkerGal2:46 pm, 22 Apr 05

It’s quite possible he deals with it in his job. So he knows it (or is told indirectly) the same way I know all people who use the term “kebab”, “gook” or “mud” to describe someone is a complete racist wanker.

#10
RandomGit2:59 pm, 22 Apr 05

@Anonymous, news reports, confessions and other such public broadcasts of what people, paedophiles, have said. I make the distinction to point out that I don’t know any personally, doesn’t mean I don;t hear what they say though.

For example, I wish I could remember the name and program I saw this on, but, there is a paedophile in Sydney that after he was caught admitted that he was never going to stop feeling the urge, that the risk would never be mitigated by force of will even though he despised himself for it. So he voluntarily had himself castrated rather than risk hurting another child or being complicit in said acts.

Like I said, I wish I could reference it for credibilities sake. But there you go, just one of the many personal admissions I’ve seen.

#11
Thumper3:54 pm, 22 Apr 05

Totally agree with you LG. Castorate the bastard and then throw him in gaol for a long long time.

#12
Apocalypse4:00 pm, 22 Apr 05

if he is castorated, then he poses no threat?

hahah @ kebab, why did i not think of that one??

#13
johnboy10:02 pm, 22 Apr 05

Kath,

It’s a mistake to assume anyone here agrees with anyone else, let alone all of us.

For myself I do believe in atonement and redemption.

I do believe that our penal system should seek to rehabilitate not deal out retribution.

But the difference between “normal” porn and kiddy porn is that consenting sex between men and grown women is legal. But sex with children is not.

His fantasy is repugnant.

Personally I’m deeply wary of “Precautionary Illegality” (be it drink driving laws or these porn laws), where no-one has actually been hurt but we proescute on the basis of potential harm.

But with the laws as they stand this sentence seems notably lenient.

Hence I made note of it.

#14
LurkerGal5:52 pm, 23 Apr 05

VG: Apology offered. I’m so sorry – I don’t know WHY I thought it was from you. I was SURE that comment was from “VG”, but I’ve looked and it’s an ACC. My mistake.

#15
Valleyboy10:41 pm, 23 Apr 05

When a paedophile escapes a custodial sentence, or is eventually released from custody, there’s a usual outcry of “Why can’t they put them somewhere where there aren’t kids?” (somewhere very unlike Banks, for instance).

At the same time, on the odd occasion when you hear of some property mover-and-shaker proposing to set up a substantial adults-only housing development (and I don’t mean your normal retirement village here), there’s another outcry about “How dare you develop a ghetto where kids can’t live — no, we won’t tolerate that!”

I’m slight amused by the contradiction — although, at the same time, I don’t think prospective buyers into an adults-only housing development would envisage moving into a possible paedophile dumping ground, either …

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