Judge praises rapist for act of bravery, then sentences him to five years in prison.

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Post by Syl on Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:46 pm

Why should an unconnected  previous act of bravery be brought into a trial of rape?
One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
And is it fair if his sentence was reduced because of it?

"A judge has sparked outrage by praising a man who raped a drunk woman in a caravan for an earlier act of bravery while sentencing him to five years' jail.
Shaun Bloomfield was on Wednesday jailed along with Luke Merryfull for the sexual assault at a 21st birthday party in Victoria in 2016.  
But before Bloomfield was handed his sentence, the Victorian County Court heard the 24-year-old described as 'brave and selfless'.

Judge Mullaly said the act was being 'factored into sentencing' and stood 'in stark contrast to this earlier brave behaviour' news.com.au reported.
Bloomfield was sentenced to five years and eight months behind bars and it is not known if or how much it was lowered due to prior good character. "
 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6910511/Outrage-judge-praises-man-raped-woman-earlier-act-bravery-jailing-him.html

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Post by Syl on Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Oooops, I have put this in the wrong department, please can it be moved to the  Oceania  news section.


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