‘Troubling’ rape case teenager spared custody

First published in Bury FC

A TEENAGER who raped a girl has been given a youth rehabilitation order in what was described as a “vanishingly rare” case.

The boy, now aged 17, admitted two counts of raping a girl aged under 13 in Bury.

The girl was aged 12 at the time, but Bolton Crown Court heard that she had consented to sex and the boy thought she was 14.

The offences came to light when the girl confided in a school nurse that she thought she could be pregnant.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested and interviewed by police.

At an earlier hearing he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape which happened in late 2010 and early 2011.

Judge Peter Davies said they were very serious charges and that the case had troubled him greatly, and it was a difficult sentencing exercise.

He decided not to send the teenager into custody. The court heard he was of low maturity at the time.

The judge said it was remarkable that he was accused of one rape, but admitted two. He said that he thought the girl was 14 was an important factor. He said: “This is a vanishingly rare occasion.”

The boy was given a youth rehabilitation order with 18 months supervision and a 12-hour activity requirement.

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6:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

icannotrace says...

Although this decision does appear to be strange, especially in light of what is currently going on, without knowing the full story it's hard to make a judgement however as we can't comment on the story itself..............
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"Men ‘sorry' for their £5K rampage in town centre"

These scumbags caused £5,900 worth of damage but were let off by saying sorry and only paying £190 in compensation and £200 to charity. Q:Who pays the £5,710 difference?.
A: Insurance companies
Q:Who get's their insurance premiums increased next year?
A: Businesses
Q: How do these businesses recover these increased expenses?
A: Increase prices to the customer.

In my view these scumbags should at least have to pay the business back the full amount to cover the damage done and maybe no prison time but certainly many hours of community service
Although this decision does appear to be strange, especially in light of what is currently going on, without knowing the full story it's hard to make a judgement however as we can't comment on the story itself.............. .. "Men ‘sorry' for their £5K rampage in town centre" These scumbags caused £5,900 worth of damage but were let off by saying sorry and only paying £190 in compensation and £200 to charity. Q:Who pays the £5,710 difference?. A: Insurance companies Q:Who get's their insurance premiums increased next year? A: Businesses Q: How do these businesses recover these increased expenses? A: Increase prices to the customer. In my view these scumbags should at least have to pay the business back the full amount to cover the damage done and maybe no prison time but certainly many hours of community service icannotrace
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3:19pm Sat 17 Nov 12

R'Marcus says...

The boy who raped the young girl should be locked up for twenty years minimum, then made to drink bromide.
The streets must free for all people who want to go around freely, without fear of attack.
The boy who raped the young girl should be locked up for twenty years minimum, then made to drink bromide. The streets must free for all people who want to go around freely, without fear of attack. R'Marcus
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6:41pm Mon 19 Nov 12

icannotrace says...

R'Marcus wrote:
The boy who raped the young girl should be locked up for twenty years minimum, then made to drink bromide.
The streets must free for all people who want to go around freely, without fear of attack.
I must thank you again for giving us an insight into crime and punishment as seen by R'Marcus. I was just reading an article about an East German prison which wasn't officially on the map as the Stasi used to torture people there. I'm sure you missed your vocation :)
[quote][p][bold]R'Marcus[/bold] wrote: The boy who raped the young girl should be locked up for twenty years minimum, then made to drink bromide. The streets must free for all people who want to go around freely, without fear of attack.[/p][/quote]I must thank you again for giving us an insight into crime and punishment as seen by R'Marcus. I was just reading an article about an East German prison which wasn't officially on the map as the Stasi used to torture people there. I'm sure you missed your vocation :) icannotrace
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