[First filed: March 06, 2008 @ 10:16]
Kenny King, 33, a homeless man with a lengthy criminal history who was jailed for three years in NSW for rape in 1993, was sentenced yesterday [for rape – ED] to two years and 10 months’ jail, with a non-parole period of 20 months. He is due for release in 8 months. Canberra Times story here.
The article goes on to say how Kenny is a homeless aboriginal with a troubled upbringing and an alcohol problem – also an extensive history for all sorts of offences including rape in 1993. Poor Kenny he is really a victim of society and it’s not his fault. WTF – is the Supreme Court really that out of touch.
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Does the safety of the community come into this sort of thing at any point?
UPDATE: The ABC now reports that the Court of Appeal has found the sentence to be “manifestly inadequate”. It’s been increased to four years with non-parole at two and a half.