Friday, January 27, 2006

It happens in Canada, too.

(Thanks to ABFreedom for alterting me to this)
Only it's worse.
From Edmonton Sun:
A perverted senior who molested a 10-year-old city girl avoided being put behind bars yesterday, despite a demand from the victim's father for a prison term.
Bernd Jurgen Sheitz, 62, was given an 18-month conditional sentence to be served in the community after pleading guilty to sexual assault and sexual interference... Provincial court Judge Shelagh Creagh said the case was "close to the line" separating conditional sentences from jail terms, but ruled it is appropriate to let Sheitz serve his time in his home because he is a low risk to reoffend.

This is awful. No jail time? I couldn't care less if the guy is sorry, if he apologized or if he's a "low risk to reoffend". What about his first victim? Does she not deserve justice?

The father told Creagh the fact she can consider a conditional sentence is "more perverted than the crime itself."
He said his daughter, now 11, will never be the same.
"My daughter is changed forever," he said. "A man can't hug her anymore. Her sense of security is gone."