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Assault of a child in the Belconnen Library

By johnboy - 5 September 2013 75

ACT Policing is investigating an incident at the Belconnen library where a man is alleged to have assaulted a young child earlier today (September 5).

Police were called to the library about 1.30pm following a report that an unknown man was found in a corner of the library with a child.

The man left the location shortly afterward.

The offender is described as having dark-coloured skin, approximately 5’ 7” (170cm) tall, aged in his mid-30s to early 40s, and with a short beard. He was wearing a very loose-fitting tracksuit.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the library at the time or can assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Assault of a child in the Belconnen Library
Elf 1:05 pm 30 Jan 14

The problem here is the Chief Justice! I wonder if she would be so kind if it was her grandchild. Everyone seemed to agree that he is a serial offender who will keep committing offences when he is released in 2018. The Judge should be thrown in a cell with him. Or at least turfed out. It makes you wonder what universe they live in because in mine this type of offending is not acceptable.

A_Cog 12:27 pm 30 Jan 14

schmeah said :

…At least the scum bag is named, so his life will never be pretty…

That in itself provides absolutely no safety to the community WHEN he is released. They don’t walk around wearing nametags. He can easily do the same thing again in a library or shop, or jump a fence into a garden where kids are playing.

Upon release from AMC, he’ll be given priority on the public housing list (yes, there’s an AMC-to-public housing list), and he’ll be dropped into some suburb… it could even be in your street.

Postalgeek 12:06 pm 30 Jan 14

annus_horribilis said :

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/canberra-man-who-raped-toddler-in-a-library-sentenced-to-more-t/5225046
Today the perpetrator was sentenced. I died a little inside reading the details, and all my left wing ideals went out the window.
This scum should hang as it is clear that he will do it again in the next 4 to 7 years

The good news is that both Left and Right have a sound track record in summary execution. Whether you’re commie or right-wing nationalist, you can have your cake and eat it.

Personally I have no problems reconciling those left ideals that I might support with the neutering of this special kind of lowlife with a jagged rusty spoon. But maybe my left ideals aren’t as left as others.

schmeah 11:47 am 30 Jan 14

annus_horribilis said :

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/canberra-man-who-raped-toddler-in-a-library-sentenced-to-more-t/5225046
Today the perpetrator was sentenced. I died a little inside reading the details, and all my left wing ideals went out the window.
This scum should hang as it is clear that he will do it again in the next 4 to 7 years

+1 my left-wing sympathies dissipated people swiftly too. At least the scum bag is named, so his life will never be pretty. My full sympathies to the poor child and her family.

But a minimum 4.5 years of jail for this horrible crime is itself a crime.

I know my family and I feel safer that we are having a debate about imposing minimum sentences on alcohol fist fights. Don’t you?

steveu 8:59 am 30 Jan 14

Hosinator said :

annus_horribilis said :

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/canberra-man-who-raped-toddler-in-a-library-sentenced-to-more-t/5225046
Today the perpetrator was sentenced. I died a little inside reading the details, and all my left wing ideals went out the window.
This scum should hang as it is clear that he will do it again in the next 4 to 7 years

Same. Horrible to think what she went through. I just can’t believe we don’t chemically castrate these types of people at a minimum. Or never to be released from custody.

Agreed. Chemical castration should be in the sentencing guidelines for these sort of offences. I don’t give a sh!t what mental health diagnosis a person may or may not have, presumably this would have been put forward in defence. There is no acceptable excuse for the harm of a child.

And I support what Banco said,

Hosinator 12:38 am 30 Jan 14

annus_horribilis said :

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/canberra-man-who-raped-toddler-in-a-library-sentenced-to-more-t/5225046
Today the perpetrator was sentenced. I died a little inside reading the details, and all my left wing ideals went out the window.
This scum should hang as it is clear that he will do it again in the next 4 to 7 years

Same. Horrible to think what she went through. I just can’t believe we don’t chemically castrate these types of people at a minimum. Or never to be released from custody.

Tool 10:56 pm 29 Jan 14

Serial sex offender now targeting defenceless toddlers? Rot in jail. Your abusive upbringing is no excuse to pay it foward.

annus_horribilis 8:18 pm 29 Jan 14

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/canberra-man-who-raped-toddler-in-a-library-sentenced-to-more-t/5225046
Today the perpetrator was sentenced. I died a little inside reading the details, and all my left wing ideals went out the window.
This scum should hang as it is clear that he will do it again in the next 4 to 7 years

banco 4:18 pm 07 Sep 13

rigseismic67 said :

What type of assault was it? And why didn’t someone smash the bastard

Hopefully the boys at the Alexander Machonchie Centre step up to the plate.

CraigT 3:59 pm 07 Sep 13

As above.
Shut up Darkfalz.

PrinceOfAles 2:47 pm 07 Sep 13

Darkfalz said :

I refrained from the obvious joke here. I hope you are all proud of me.

Obvious joke? I`ve never heard anything funny about a child being assaulted.

Dilandach 2:03 pm 07 Sep 13

Darkfalz said :

I refrained from the obvious joke here. I hope you are all proud of me.

There was a joke in there somewhere? I guess I don’t see any humor in the assault of a kid. I guess I’m just not ‘edgy’ enough for that.

Masquara 10:55 am 07 Sep 13

Darkfalz said :

I refrained from the obvious joke here. I hope you are all proud of me.

No idea what you’re talking about. Shut up.

Darkfalz 11:31 pm 06 Sep 13

I refrained from the obvious joke here. I hope you are all proud of me.

rigseismic67 9:29 pm 06 Sep 13

What type of assault was it? And why didn’t someone smash the bastard

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