Child Abuse - Sentences for Convicted Sex Offenders

by Nera
(Auckland, New Zealand)

It sickens me that the people who commit such horrible crimes arent serving more time in jail.

I had a young foster child aged 7 (at the time) who at the hands of her uncle (aged 18) was sexually abused. He only got 12 months community service and ordered to some man alive course! I cannot believe that was all he got! a slap on the hand! I dont care that he was young and most probably this happened to him, which I feel very sad about, but this has to change the law has to change how can we trust that he wont do this again? How can we allow these people to walk the streets, live near schools or be around kids in their families? I cried when we found out, its sad that the system didnt think her abuse was bad enough to send him to jail for LIFE! he is most likely going to re offend and who is going to take responsibility then? who is going to stand up for that next victim and say IM SORRY?

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