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Penfold sets her bar

By Special G 13 August 2008 66

[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.

Previous RA story on Penfolds addition to the Supreme Court bench can be found here and 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.

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.


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Thumper 8:50 am 15 Aug 08

Will an olympic reference be the new Godwin’s law?

moosenator 8:48 am 15 Aug 08

Ah…Uncle Terry.
I always lick my lips & rub my hands when I draw him for a client

sepi 7:28 pm 14 Aug 08

Well Higgins was one of the judges that actually increased this sentence.

DJ 6:21 pm 14 Aug 08

An olympic reference…. very good!

vg 5:51 pm 14 Aug 08

DJ said :

Will this be the wake up call that the Courts need?

Terry the Tippler used to be religiously reversed by higher courts. It hasn’t stopped his idiocy from the bench.

This guy will do it again, as sure as China will top the medal count but throw up 1 sacrificial lamb to fail a drug test

Skidbladnir 5:10 pm 14 Aug 08

There is a comment above (possibly hiding depending on moderator availabiltiy), but if you insert the words “inadequate sentence” before the third link it makes more sense.

I went over my link per post quota. 🙁

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