Friday, May 09, 2008

Man Walks on Sexual Assault, Attempted Rape of Girl, 11

(Manchester, England) A 20-year-old convicted child molester, Jon Dixon, was sentenced to probation this week for sexually assaulting and attempting to rape an 11-year-old girl.

Dixon pleaded guilty to meeting a child following sexual grooming, sexual assault of a child and attempted rape.

Judge Robert Atherton handed down the non-punishment in Manchester Crown Court.
Judge Robert Atherton triggered outrage when he told Manchester Crown Court the child had invited Jon Dixon's attack as she had a "sexual awareness" that would make someone twice her age blush.

The judge rejected an assessment by the probation service that Dixon, 20, posed a "high risk of serious harm to children".

Claiming the paedophile would not get the treatment he needed in the overcrowded prison service, Judge Atherton sentenced Dixon to a community order.
Therefore, the judge decided that the girl shared responsibility with Dixon for the crimes and, since no rehabilitation would be possible in a crowded prison, he imposed probation.
Passing the three-year community order, the judge said Dixon had not deliberately sought out a child on the internet.

He said his victim expressed "herself in relation to sexual matters with an awareness which would make many twice her age blush".
Dixon met the girl over the Internet, chased her down and assaulted her on at least two occasions.

Fortunately, in addition to probation, Judge Atherton ordered that Dixon to be placed on the sexual offender register for five years. So, one might say that he was able to walk with demerits.

Tip: slwlion

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