Court fines. The judge not only allowed the girl to go free from jail, but even offered to pay for her court fines as well, on top of offering to pay any other fees she may be subjected to following the incident. Before letting her go, the judge also wished the teen good luck and assured her that justice would be served rightly this time.
Offenses. "Why did you stab this man? Because when you were eight in 2009 he committed serious sexual offences against you. He was treated by the courts, with hindsight, somewhat leniently but things have changed. Now there is condign punishment in cases of this nature, in accordance with the guidelines,” said the judge, as reported by the Telegraph UK.
Program. Instead of jail, the girl was sentenced to a two-year youth rehabilitation program that she will have to carry out under supervision. This isn’t the first instance we’ve heard this year of someone seeking revenge on an abuser, however.
Guilty. In mid-November, a man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he attacked the man who had been sexually abusing his daughter for years. Jay Maynor plead guilty to the attack where he fatally shot Raymond Early Brooks.
Abuse. Brooks had already served time for abusing a young Julia Maynor in 2002, but a recent comment made by Julia to her father about Brooks sparked rage in her father, who felt that not enough justice had been served and chose to take action. “It was just something I said out of anger to my father,” Julia told AL.com.
Petition. Maynor also attacked another man who had been abusing one of his other daughters and was given prison time for that incident, as well. A petition was started after Maynor’s sentencing, calling the governor to let Maynor go.
You. What do you think of both of these attacks? Do you think either person deserves to be punished? Share your opinions with us!