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Rapist who appealed to keep his State pension loses case to have his 12 year sentence reduced

A RAPIST WHO successfully challenged the constitutionality of a law stopping the payment of his State contributory old age pension, has lost an appeal against the severity of his 12 year jail term.

The 77-year-old, whose details cannot be published to protect the victim’s identity, had denied 60 counts of sexual assaulting and 14 counts of raping his daughter at locations in Galway and Roscommon on dates between January 2002 and September 2006.

He was found guilty by a Central Criminal Court jury following a retrial. Justice Paul Carney imposed concurrent 15 year sentences on each rape count and 10 year sentences on each sexual assault count with the final three years suspended in May, 2011.

The man lost an appeal against the severity of his sentence today with the Court of Appeal unable to identify an error in either the sentencing judge’s approach or conclusions.

Giving judgment in the three-judge court, Justice John Hedigan said the man was the victim’s

Read more at: http://www.thejournal.ie/pensioner-rapist-appeal-3738631-Dec2017/

Stanford rapist Brock Turner appeals sentence

Brock Turner. Photo: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office

Though already released from the very light sentence imposed on him by a sympathetic judge, Stanford rapist Brock Turner wants to have his verdict overturned all the same.

Turner’s lawyers argued in their appeal filed Friday that the initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.”

They are also hoping to overturn the lifetime requirement that Turner register as a sex offender.

Turner’s case became a flashpoint in the debate on campus sexual assault after an impassioned victim impact statement from the accuser went viral.

He served only three months of his six-month sentence. One of the high notes in the appeal is its objection to his being described in court as assaulting his victim behind a “trash bin,” when it was in fact a “garbage receptacle.”

In either case, Turner was

Read more at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/04/stanford-rapist-brock-turner-a-2.html

St. Tammany DA asks judge to consider tougher sentence for admitted pedophile

A 30-year sentence for a Slidell man who pleaded guilty last week to sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl while he was babysitting her in February prompted the prosecutor, in an unusual move, to ask the judge to reconsider the severity of his punishment.

Assistant District Attorney Blair Alford filed a motion Thursday asking 22nd Judicial District Court Judge Reginald Badeaux to reconsider the sentence, according to Lisa Page, spokeswoman for District Attorney Warren Montgomery.

The motion cites victim-impact statements made by the mother and grandmother of the young girl before William Harvey Watson, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery on a victim under 13, 27 counts of producing pornography involving juveniles under 13 and 250 counts of possession of pornography.

The prosecutor and family asked for the maximum sentence, 99 years for the sexual battery charge and production of pornography charges and 40 years for the possession of child pornography charges, Page said.

But Badeaux

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_d618a038-d6b4-11e7-a428-7ba805709290.html

Rapist, killer of 11-year-old Pakistani boy in Abu Dhabi gets death sentence

The Pakistani man accused of strangling an 11-year-old boy to death after raping him at the rooftop of their Abu Dhabi building has been sentenced to death.

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance on Monday morning handed out the execution sentence to the 33-year-old man after he was found guilty of murder, rape and a number of other charges.

Accused claims he was never at crime scene

The court has also ordered the killer to pay Dh200,000 in compensation to the child’s family for what they have gone through for the loss of their child.

The Pakistani boy, identified as Azan Majid, was found missing on June 1, 2017, after he went to a nearby mosque to pray. His body was found the next day at the rooftop of the building on the Muroor Road where he was staying with his father and stepmother.

Court records stated that the

Read more at: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/crime/accused-in-abu-dhabi-rape-murder-case-sentenced-to-death

16 year jail sentence for Samoa rapist

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A 34-year-old man has been jailed for 16 and a half years for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Samoa.

Gasologa Matamua of Salelologa had committed the crimes at his home.

Meanwhile in the Supreme Court last Friday a teacher was sentenced to 13 years jail after he was found guilty of one count of rape and five counts of sexual connection with a girl under 16.

The 39-year-old defendant, Efeso Pati Masina, was teaching at a church primary school when the offences occurred.

This week the court will sentence a former church minister who had admitted charges of rape and incest.

Read more at: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/344835/16-year-jail-sentence-for-samoa-rapist

Rapist has ‘too soft’ jail sentence INCREASED after subjecting schoolgirl to horrific sex attack

Child rapist Lea Dean will now remain behind bars for longer after carrying out a horrific sex attack on a teenager.

The predatory father-of-two was locked up for six years after he was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl.

But the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC, referred his sentence to London’s Appeal Court arguing that it should have been much tougher.

Now three senior judges have agreed the sentence was ‘too soft’ – ruling that eight years behind bars was the least Dean deserved.

Lea Dean has been jailed for six years
(Image: Staffordshire Police)

Lord Justice Holroyde told the court the attack left the defendant’s victim feeling ‘hurt, disgusted, stupid, worthless and a whole lot more’.

In a victim impact statement she said: “I know I have to live with this for the rest of my life and that scares me.”

Dean, of Parton Grove, Weston Coyney,

Read more at: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/rapist-too-soft-jail-sentence-811072

President commutes sentence of man convicted of killing his rapist

President Rivlin on Sunday commuted part of the sentence of a man convicted of killing his rapist and sentenced in 2013 to 20 years in prison.

Yonatan Heilo, who has long fought for early release, will be able to ask the parole board for immediate release in the next couple of weeks, Rivlin’s office said in a statement.

“In view of the significant rehabilitation process that Heilo has undergone over the past year, in light of his exceptional medical condition, and considering his difficult and special circumstances as a victim of severe acts prior to what he did, the president decided to adopt the justice minister’s recommendation and to convert part of the prison sentence imposed on Heilo into a suspended sentence, so that the sentence of actual

Read more at: https://www.timesofisrael.com/president-commutes-sentence-of-man-convicted-of-killing-his-rapist/

President commutes sentence of man convicted of killing his rapist …

President Rivlin on Sunday commuted part of the sentence of a man convicted of killing his rapist and sentenced in 2013 to 20 years in prison.

Yonatan Heilo, who has long fought for early release, will be able to ask the parole board for immediate release in the next couple of weeks, Rivlin’s office said in a statement.

“In view of the significant rehabilitation process that Heilo has undergone over the past year, in light of his exceptional medical condition, and considering his difficult and special circumstances as a victim of severe acts prior to what he did, the president decided to adopt the justice minister’s recommendation and to convert part of the prison sentence imposed on Heilo into a suspended sentence, so that the sentence of actual

Read more at: https://www.timesofisrael.com/president-commutes-sentence-of-man-convicted-of-killing-his-rapist/

Gauteng serial rapist gets life sentence

PRETORIA – Gauteng police commissioner Lt-Gen Deliwe de Lange has welcomed the five life sentences handed to convicted serial rapist Charles Mthetwa in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday.

De Lange hailed the sentences as an endorsement of a meticulous and thorough investigation by the investigating detectives team, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said.

“The sentence comes as the South African Police Service [SAPS] has taken it upon themselves to prioritise investigation of cases against women and children in line with [Police] Minister Fikile Mbalula’s six point action plan on gender-based violence.”

READ: WCape police welcome life sentences for Cameron Wilson

On Friday, Mthethwa, who had been terrorising the communities of Olifantsfontein, Ivory Park, and Erasmia between 2013 and 2015, was handed five life sentences and 100 years behind bars for crimes including murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and assault, Peters said.

“We are convinced that the diligent work by members of our component specialising

Read more at: https://www.enca.com/south-africa/gauteng-serial-rapist-gets-life-sentence

Serial rapist already serving six life terms handed 210 year sentence

Johannesburg – A spontaneous clapping of hands broke out in the public gallery after a judge sentenced a serial rapist and killer to five life terms as well an additional total of more than 210 years behind bars.

Charles Mthethwa, 35, a Zimbabwean national, is unlikely to ever walk the streets again, as he is already serving six life terms for a series of other rapes and another murder he committed.

He will serve his total of 11 life terms at the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria.

The 10 victims in his latest rape spree packed the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, yesterday, to hear his sentence.

While Judge Papi Mosopa was dealing with the impact which the rapes had on the victims – one who was a 14-year-old – several of the victims cried bitterly and had to be consoled by family members.

They said afterwards they were happy

Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/serial-rapist-already-serving-six-life-terms-handed-210-year-sentence-11960515