One for the “Hang them high” files

johnboy 31 July 2009 47

The ABC has a blood boiling story.

    A Canberra man accused of having sex with his 12-year-old babysitter has pleaded guilty to the charge.

    The incident occurred in December 2008.

    A statement of facts tendered to the court, says the 43-year-old Sudanese born man, from the suburb of Florey, threatened to kill the girl if she did not have sex with him.

Congratulations to the girl’s parents for having raised her strong enough to make a complaint and prosecute it.

Now to see what the sentence is…


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willo willo 7:59 am 03 Aug 09

FC said :

Pesty said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

F.cked-up, backwards places that could do with some thermonuclear lovin’.

That’s rediculous. What is needed is to stop supporting them. If they didn’t have so much foreign aid, maybe they would have to spend more time producing food instead of shooting each other with 1st world weapons, then there would be less “refugees” to deal with. I see so many of these peopler around, but not many seem to be working?

Oh My God.
Really sounds like you’ve got the solution there.. :/
I would suggest perhaps the first world stop profiting from their wars and providing them with weapons might assist more than cancelling aid to third world countries (Aid that is usually for people who are victims of war, not soldiers)

well….it would help if the aid actually found it’s way to the people that would most benefit from it……the majority of it does not……the solution here is not to get rid of all sudanese just all sudanese men who rape 12 year old girls…..in fact all men who rape 12 year old girls…..actually all men who rape anyone……

FC FC 7:46 am 03 Aug 09

Pesty said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

F.cked-up, backwards places that could do with some thermonuclear lovin’.

That’s rediculous. What is needed is to stop supporting them. If they didn’t have so much foreign aid, maybe they would have to spend more time producing food instead of shooting each other with 1st world weapons, then there would be less “refugees” to deal with. I see so many of these peopler around, but not many seem to be working?

Oh My God.
Really sounds like you’ve got the solution there.. :/
I would suggest perhaps the first world stop profiting from their wars and providing them with weapons might assist more than cancelling aid to third world countries (Aid that is usually for people who are victims of war, not soldiers)

Pesty Pesty 7:39 am 03 Aug 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

F.cked-up, backwards places that could do with some thermonuclear lovin’.

That’s rediculous. What is needed is to stop supporting them. If they didn’t have so much foreign aid, maybe they would have to spend more time producing food instead of shooting each other with 1st world weapons, then there would be less “refugees” to deal with. I see so many of these peopler around, but not many seem to be working?

Addison Addison 10:17 pm 01 Aug 09

kill the third world and who will make our clothes and buy our iron ore?

farnarkler farnarkler 9:38 pm 01 Aug 09

Woody don’t be so clinical. Infect the country with ebola or, better still, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and crank up the Michael Jackson when they get the jitters.

I hope he doesn’t get bail. There wouldn’t be too many 43 years old black men in Florey. If there are, hide, now.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 6:47 pm 01 Aug 09

I won’t judge others cultural beliefs but in my culture this suck royally. Let this monster be the first to rot inside the AMC then, when he is a frail shell of his foremer self, he can get straight on a plane back from whence he came. The sexual abuse of kids has to stop!

Addison Addison 4:11 pm 01 Aug 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

F.cked-up, backwards places that could do with some thermonuclear lovin’.

sadly, a lot of the world falls into this category. It is easy to forget just how hard so many people have it compared to our comfortable, insulated lives in one of the safest cities in one of the safest countries in the world.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 3:31 pm 01 Aug 09

There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

F.cked-up, backwards places that could do with some thermonuclear lovin’.

vg vg 3:13 pm 01 Aug 09

pepmeup said :

Stories like this truely make me hope that jail is as bad as it is made out to be in some movies. I feel so sorry for the poor girl and her family. A few people have mentioned that the judicial systme in Canberra is a bit soft, this to me is also worrying as eventually mob anger will rise in the face of soft punishment.

Canberra sentences have been the way they have been for at least the last 30 years or so. Haven’t seen the mob violence and vigilante behaviour yet.

A lengthy sentence is warranted here, but lets leave the ‘hang em high’ to redneck Americans

vg vg 3:11 pm 01 Aug 09

zig said :

vg said :

That’s a well informed opinion Zig. Even more so considering that an offence of this nature would never have attracted a death penalty.

Dunce cap for you

Righteo your “almightiness”. It depends how far back you go in history. lol

I’d rather see convicted child rapists erased from society rather than given leniant sentencing, only to be released and then reoffend.

Tell me exactly how far back in Australian history I’d have to go to find the capital offence of rape. That’s right…..never.

This offence is abhorrent, but don’t believe the Hollywood stereotype that every offender can’t help themselves but re-offend.

Its also spelt ‘lenient’, the spell check on this board would have told you that

ant ant 11:01 am 01 Aug 09

I don’t think the “it’s ok to rape girls where he coes from” defence will wash. Otherwise, he and his cohorts would step off the boat and go about raping everything in a dress, and clearly, they don’t. They know it’s wrong. Which is why he cornered a child in his own home, threatened her into it, and also threatened her if she told. He knows exactly how wrong it is, but chose to do it anyway.

Gaol.

pepmeup pepmeup 8:30 am 01 Aug 09

Stories like this truely make me hope that jail is as bad as it is made out to be in some movies. I feel so sorry for the poor girl and her family. A few people have mentioned that the judicial systme in Canberra is a bit soft, this to me is also worrying as eventually mob anger will rise in the face of soft punishment.

V twin venom V twin venom 7:14 am 01 Aug 09

Wisdom from the Deadman

“Bottom line: Somebody committed a crime. Only he should be judged, not everyone who shares his background.

People like you and your racist buddy Venom are ruining this country for everyone else. I think it would be best if you just left.”

Don’t confuse my comment as racism. I actually work in a very multicultural organisation and my direct boss is from a region not far from Sudan. All my collegues are terrific and recieve nothing but my respect.

Yes, one man committed a crime and I do not judge anyone else from his background by his actions.

I stated the obvious. A black man has plead guilty to a nasty crime against a child. Prison is a nasty place for a man who commits such a crime. End of story.

Granny Granny 6:00 am 01 Aug 09

I know. You just have to look at the scale on which women have been suffering rape in the DR Congo. I guess when rape is normalised in a society a person could think it was fine, but they would never be in any doubt as to how their victims felt. I find it hard to get past that. To know you are causing somebody great suffering and to get pleasure from doing it anyway.

Addison Addison 5:10 am 01 Aug 09

I agree Granny, which is what makes is sadder. all I’m saying is that not everyone arond the world shares Australia’s views as to the acceptable treatment of their fellow humans, and sometimes this can manifest itself in evil such as the example in this story.

Granny Granny 12:14 am 01 Aug 09

Addison said :

There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

… except by the women it happens to.

ant ant 9:39 pm 31 Jul 09

Pommy bastard said :

What on earth about a persons background could be mitigating in this circusmstance?

Oh, they’ll say he’s a victim of torture, from a warzone, had a terrible childhood etc etc. Therefore it was OK to destroy a 12 year old kid’s life. And if they don’t imprison him, presumably every other kid he gets at.

Addison Addison 9:05 pm 31 Jul 09

a terrible story, but don’t forget that not everyone shares the same societal standards as us. There are places in the world where this isn’t considered so bad.

zig zig 7:39 pm 31 Jul 09

vg said :

That’s a well informed opinion Zig. Even more so considering that an offence of this nature would never have attracted a death penalty.

Dunce cap for you

Righteo your “almightiness”. It depends how far back you go in history. lol

I’d rather see convicted child rapists erased from society rather than given leniant sentencing, only to be released and then reoffend.

vg vg 7:18 pm 31 Jul 09

Aw shucks 😉

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