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Increase Sentencing for Crimes of Abuse Against Children
Petition Background (Preamble):
In October 2009 a 24 year old Sunshine Coast man was sentenced to only nine years jail for brutally attacking a 2 year old boy in his care. The boy suffered life threatening injuries including a punctured bowel after being brutally thrown at a wall several times, kicked in the eye and jaw, raped and penetrated with a sharp object. He was then left in the alley where the crimes took place and would have died had he not been found.
The prosecution argued the man should be sentenced to 10-12 years. The Judge said that in his 15 years as a judge he had never come across an episode of violence towards a child so horrific and so shocking and yet he did not sentence him accordingly. The Hon Lawrence Springborg has called for the Attorney General to launch an appeal in this case, however something clearly needs to be done for future cases coming before the courts. Your signature on this petition will help to make that happen.
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The Increase Sentencing for Crimes of Abuse Against Children petition to All Australian State and Territory Governments was written by Susan Pluck and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: child abuse, children, protection, sentencing, crimes, child protection, crimes of abuse, jail, prosecution, violence, petition, increase sentencing