Imprisonment for child abuser sends the right message
For immediate release:
Imprisonment for child abuser sends the right
message to society
The Sensible Sentencing Trust has
today welcomed the Court of Appeal’s ruling that home
detention for a child abuser was wrong, and instead imposed
imprisonment for 2 years, 5 months.
McVicar said: “This was heinous offending by James Robert
Hall, the father of the four month old infant, who should
have been her protector, not her abuser.
delighted that the Solicitor-General heeded our call to
appeal the original sentence, and that the Court of Appeal
agreed with the outrage that many New Zealanders felt at the
original sentence given by Judge Mary Peters.
hope this ruling sends a strong message to the public and
Judges, that child abuse will not be tolerated in New
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