As a new contributor to this site I am a little surprised at the lack of comment on the suspended sentence and community service that 31 yr old Craig Noon got on Oct 31st for raping his 14 year old girlfriend. What message does this send to the paedophiles in our community?
Justice Grey thought it an appropriate response for an adult who lived with a child and forced her to have sex on numerous occasions. This is clear evidence of how out of touch the judiciary is in the ACT and that the concept of lifetime appointment needs to be debated.
The public have had no say in this man’s appointment or his continued service and can reasonably expect that this sort of sentence will be repeated. Do we really want someone on the bench who thinks that it is a minor issue for a 31 year old man to live with and rape a 14 year old girl? I think not, but there is nothing we can do about it.