Re: Anthony Lyons - once again, one law for the rich ...
Seems to me the award (of €75,00) by the judge prevents the victim from suing Lyons! It's akin to the judge say ... take the money and ****
Originally Posted by Richardbouvet
The longest sentence for child sex abuse in the history of the State was 36 years ...
It's very very hard to understand the sentencing policy in child abuse cases:
Kelly case I (Brother Ambrose)
Brother of Charity James Kelly was charged with assaulting five boys, aged between 10 and 16, at the Lota school in Glanmire, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to 77 charges of sexually assaulting disadvantaged and mentally handicapped boys who were in his care 1950s-60s. He was also convicted of sexually abusing 10 children, aged 9-14, over a three-year period in the 1960s at the Holy Family School in Renmore, Galway. Kelly was sentenced to 18 consecutive two-year sentences in at Cork Circuit Criminal Court, November 1999. His sentence of 36 years made history, the longest sentence ever handed down for a crime in Ireland, other than capital murder.
1. Kelly appeal:
He served just 18 months in prison before the review of his sentence when the Court of Criminal Appeal granted early release providing his order, the Brothers of Charity, could find a home for him abroad, but religious houses in Britain and Belgium refused to have him.
In February 2002. Mr. Justice Geoghegan said Kelly had at that stage served at least three years in prison, which the court felt was ample punishment.
2. Kelly case II:
As one victim put it,
“I feel I’ve been raped again by the court. They might as well have a struck a knife in me.”
Kelly was served with a further 77 summons relating to sexual assaults on children in Cork and Galway and was sentenced at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to five years in prison with four years suspended March 2004.
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