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I want to talk about a young woman who has been betrayed three times in this country.
First, by a man who sexually assaulted her from the time she was about 11 years old.
Second, by a court in Sydney which suppressed her attacker’s name because it might be bad for his business when he gets out of jail.
And third, by her own mother – who not only still defends the man but turned up in court along with heaps of his family and friends as a show of that support against her own daughter.
During the case the convicted man's barrister, Anthony Bellanto, QC successfully argued to have the defendant's name suppressed in NSW to ''minimise any ongoing damage to his reputation''.
Mr Bellanto said keeping the man’s name secret “could reduce the damage that will no doubt occur if these matters reach the electronic and print media” and that naming the man would have a “catastrophic impact on his ability to earn income”.
Originally posted by NuminousCosmos
Do you think its a possibility to have Australia enact sex-offender laws like here in the US? For example, I can visit my local police station's website and see every registered child molester within several miles of my address, see their criminal records, and a nice color photo.
Personally anyone who rapes a woman or a child deserves a lot worse than having their names aired on TV and the internet.edit on 4/2/2012 by NuminousCosmos because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Three cheers for Derryn Hinch!
This guy has been convicted! Why should his name be suppressed? I'll tell you why!
Because those high up in society are paedophiles themselves, and they are terrified that what they have done in the past will become public knowledge too. They don't want their "reputations destroyed" by having their names attached to their crimes.
I'm not going to mention the guy's name here on this site, but I am going to put in maximum effort to make sure as many people as possible know this guy's name.
The Western Australian Government has announced plans to establish an online register to allow members of the public to identify, report and seek information about serious sex offenders.
Western Australian authorities already monitor the movements of such offenders, but the new legislation would allow the public to track the names and images of serious or repeat offenders in their suburb through a police website.
Originally posted by ArMaP
I'm against any kind of register like that, for any type of crime.
If they were already judged and sentenced that should be enough, and if it's not then they should change the laws.
What is wrong in this case is the protection of the criminal.
During that time, agents said they arrested 3,000 illegal immigrants across the country. They said 271 of those arrests were in Florida. Also, 51 of those were in Central Florida, 29 in Orlando, and six were sex offenders, including a 61-year-old man from Columbia who was convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.
Due to privacy laws, the identities of the people were not released.