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The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Good news - not likely
I should not read the press.


This debacle about Ruth Kelly clearing William Gibson to teach after he was convicted for indecently assaulting a 15 year old girl was bad enough, but now to top it all - he claims he is not a paedophile because - in his words "My experience was I did nothing against the girl's wishes when I had this affair. When the case came to court, the prosecution read out a statement to say that she was happy with what had happened."

I'm sorry - whether you think the legal age of consent is right or wrong, having a relationship with someone the wrong side of that line is what makes you a paedophile... it has nothing to do with the child's willingness.

Edit: This has sat on my PC unposted for almost two days now. I have completely forgotten what else in the paper wound me up - I think the above is probably more than enough to get anyone down.
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laaalaaa From: laaalaaa Date: January 19th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
This and the 40 something man and teen girlfriend that raped a 12 week old baby made me sick, what is the world coming to? There are more and more crimes of this nature in the press. What is the point of having laws when the punishment is no more than a slap on the wrist. This paedo going back to work as a teacher is just the start of them all returning and there are so many out there that haven't been caught yet, why chuck more in?
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