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Alexander: Capill sentence too short

Thursday, 14 July 2005

Alexander: Capill sentence too short

Former Christian Heritage leader Graham Capill's nine-year sentence for child rape and indecency charges shows the failure of concurrent sentencing, United Future's law and order spokesman Marc Alexander said today.

"He'll likely be out in six, as against the 10 years of abuse suffered by just one of those three victims, let alone the other two. That's not justice," Mr Alexander said.

"Concurrent sentencing should be scrapped. In a case like this, it means none of Capill's three victims can really feel that he has been adequately punished for the crimes committed against them.

"Basically, there is every chance he will serve two years for each of his victims - and that would be scandalously inadequate.

"A sentence that potentially allows this man back on the streets in six years simply does not reflect the seriousness of the crimes he committed against children," he said.

Last month, Mr Alexander stated that Capill would be a prime candidate for chemical castration before being released. Overseas research has clearly demonstrated that it cuts paedophile reoffending to rates of just 3 or 4 percent.


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