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Child porn enthusiast bleats about periodic detention

By johnboy - 21 January 2009 99

[First filed: January 15, 2009 @ 08:31]

The Canberra Times brings word that periodic detention in Symonston is a bit hard for a convicted consumer of child pornography.

    ”I always thought the ACT was pretty big on human rights issues in correction centres,” the man said this week. ”It seems to me it is all motherhood statements without any body to it.”

    During his first two weekends at the centre, what had smelt like urine mixed with margarine had been thrown under his cell door, and the television had been taken from his cell by other detainees. Finally, staff had kept his cell locked.

He’s also been punched, once.

His psychologist (note: HIS psychologist, paid for by him) who is also un-named has been willing to tell a tale of woe about the effect on the psyche these weekends of fear are causing.

So here’s a thing. This pervert was sentenced by Hillary Penfold, not a judge famed for capricious cruelty, who noted in her sentencing that there were no separate facilities for scum so for removed from society’s norms that they revolt a prison population.

So this treatment is the punishment he was sentenced to.

Where was his love of human rights, mercy, and tame psychology when children were abused for his enjoyment?

(On the other hand if the corrections officers can’t find out where the TV went that’s a worry, not that he should have one in there).

UPDATED: Dexi has identified the inmate as probably John Desmond Thompson, 62, from O’Connor.

FURTHER UPDATE: New reader KIRRENSCRAP has posted a view from the inside which I thought worthy of further discussion:

    I am currently serving weekends for driving while disqualified, the officers at the centre protect these putrid scum like there a protected species, there are also cameras…. since I started my sentence I have seen atleast six child molesters falsley claim to have been assualted and as a result there allowed to finish there sentence at home..{probaly in front of there p.c finding there next victim}

He also posted the following as a new story I thought better consolidated here:

    my name is kirren and i currently perform weekend detention for driving offences it seems recently that the canberra times run an article about inmates at pdc assaulting pedophiles….. it is common knowledge amongst these filthy child molesters that if they claim to be assaulted that there sentence will be reduced to home detention instead of periodic detention, i myself was accused of throwing a jug of hot water on one of these oxygen thieves, as a result i was arrested charged, and held overnight in custody only later to have the police drop the charges due to lack of evidence…… that was the first and last weekend that the pedophile that falsely accused me had to serve out of his nine month sentence….. so please canberra contact the times and tell them that child molesters should be in full time prison or dead not at pdc where they can make false allegations and not have to serve there sentence…..

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99 Responses to
Child porn enthusiast bleats about periodic detention
hax 11:32 am 15 Jan 09

Poor guy, doesn’t get to watch ABC kids.

The only humane thing would be to put him down.

dexi 11:20 am 15 Jan 09

“other prisoners do not exist to mete out punishment on individuals they are imprisoned with.”

I guess they can’t help themselves being criminals and all. Its not punisment, “its the way it is” when you commit crimes against children. Criminals law.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:42 am 15 Jan 09

Bugger.

Aurelius 10:30 am 15 Jan 09

This treatment is not what he was sentenced to.
What he was sentenced to was detention.
Whatever we think of the crimes someone is convicted of (and since the Simpsons case, I have a diluted opinion of the whole ‘child porn’ issue), other prisoners do not exist to mete out punishment on individuals they are imprisoned with.
Johnboy does raise an interesting issue though regarding the TV – how can one go missing in a detention centre?

BerraBoy68 10:10 am 15 Jan 09

I have no symapthy for anybody involved in the sexual abuse of children, including those who use ‘I only like to look” excuses for their pathetic activities.

If useless pieces of human filth like the idiot in Symonstone doesn’t like being humiliated or hurt, should imagine how the kids in the pics he was looking at were looking at were made to feel. Sorry if my comments on this topic sounds over-emotive but I’ve just finished drafting a letter to Simon Corbell asking him to amend curent sexual abuse legislation in the victims of sexual abuise at two Canberra schools can finally have their day in court.

Sorry JB, I know I’ll likley go into moderation now for raising this but I honestly don’t understand how you, or anybody else, could possibly write articles such as this without becoming emotive. Good on you for being human.

Reprobate 9:57 am 15 Jan 09

To the kiddy fiddler: suck it up, princess. Literally, if need be.

justbands 9:29 am 15 Jan 09

> Having said that though, wasn’t someone recently convicted of posessing child pornography for having cartoon images of Bart and Lisa Simpson?

I highly doubt this was the case here. I guess he should have thought about the consequences of his actions before he commited the crime. What did he expect, 5 star hotel treatment! No sympathy.

“I don’t mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel – but I am, so that’s how it comes out.” – Bill Hicks

MrMagoo 9:26 am 15 Jan 09

Oh boo bloody hoo. Poor diddums gets treated poorly in prison. It’s only periodic, should never be allowed out.

fnaah 9:13 am 15 Jan 09

Okay, I know nothing of this particular case, and I am revolted by the idea of child pornography.

Having said that though, wasn’t someone recently convicted of posessing child pornography for having cartoon images of Bart and Lisa Simpson?

Nevermind. That line is too grey for me to argue either way.

johnboy 9:13 am 15 Jan 09

Back on topic or off to moderation. Last warnings.

Skidbladnir 9:10 am 15 Jan 09

I’m with pug…
Jb’s also making far more typos than he used to.

johnboy 9:10 am 15 Jan 09

I’m having a lovely week thank you for asking. Given that I am both cynical and an editor it’s to be expected I might sound that way from time to time.

Now back on topic please.

pug206gti 9:08 am 15 Jan 09

Can I have a quick unrelated whinge? I will anyway. JB, are you having a bad week? Your language has gone all cynical and editoralish, a-la the Daily Terrorgraph. Today it’s perverts, scum, police not seeing fit. Yesterday it was pretend listening. I did giggle about keeping cool and satisfied re water restrictions though yesterday.

dexi 8:57 am 15 Jan 09

Punched once doesn’t seem to be enough. Shame on you prisoners. Lift your game.

wishuwell 8:54 am 15 Jan 09

Some may even suggest that the staff should keep his cell unlocked.

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