Tuesday, January 20, 2009

British Rape outrage

Britain really knows how to protect the weak and vulnerable! (NOT)

Thugs who doused a girl with caustic soda after gang-raping her have escaped with “insultingly low” jail terms, it was claimed last night. The 16-year-old victim, who has a mental age of eight, nearly died from the effects of the powerful drain cleaner. But the laughing teenagers — some of whom filmed the rape on mobiles as she begged for mercy — ran off, leaving her screaming in agony.

Yesterday three of her attackers — the only members of the ten-strong gang to be convicted — were jailed for a total of 23 years. However each will only serve HALF the sentences minus the amount of time spent on remand. That means none will spend more than FOUR YEARS in jail.

Kathryn Stone OBE, chief executive of charity VOICE UK, said: “These sentences don’t come close to reflecting the brutality and horror. “They send completely the wrong message.”

The girl — still badly disfigured despite repeated surgery — was lured to an empty house in Tottenham, North London, before being repeatedly raped by the gang, some wearing hoods. She still suffers nightmares and panic attacks.

Judge Shaun Lyons told Wood Green Crown Court: “Her life changed irretrievably. In her eyes and her mother’s her life was ruined. It is doubtful what form her life will take and whether she can operate fully as a young woman.”

Rogel McMorris, 18, from Stockwell, South London [pic above], who threw the caustic soda, was sentenced to nine years but will serve just over four. Rapist Jason Brew, 19, who got six years, will do two and a half years. Hector Muaimba, 20, will serve just over three years of an eight-year term for rape and an unrelated robbery.

Original report here

(And don't forget your ration of Wicked Thoughts for today)

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