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Remove Judge Gareth Hawkesworth From The Bench For Letting Rapists Go Free

    1. Michael Di Carlo
    2. Petition by

      Michael Di Carlo

      London, United Kingdom

This judge has deliberately abused civil rights to a fair trial in many occasions by having offenders of rape walk freely just because "boys will be boys", from the sources I've gathered this happened 4 timesi in the last 4 years!

He made a 14 old boy who raped a 5 year old kid walk scot free because the kid was exposed to pornography and it was society's fault and not the was not responsible for the rape? Is this justice?
Source: http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/07/04/judge-blames-society-for-schoolboy-rape-of-five-year-old-gir

Another case involved a 26 years old who lured a 14 year old to sexually assault her. In the end it the worst was avoided by her brother but still Judge Hawkesworth has let the offender walk free by saying that he was "not a paedophile as such. You are simply a young man who was unable to control his sexual urges"
A 26 years old who plans to sexually assault a 14 years old is just unable to control his sexual urges? I'm 25 and I'm capable of controlling those urges... is this the way to rule in a court of law?
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360514/Turon-Ali-groomed-girl-14-escapes-prison-Judge-says-hes-real-paedophile.html#ixzz1zfukABnb

From the same article:

Judge Hawkesworth came under fire in September 2008 when he refused to jail a Cambridge University academic convicted of downloading sick child porn 

Nicholas Hammond, then 45, a specialist in modern French at Gonville and Caius College, was given a 12 month suspended sentence.  

He was caught with more than 1,000 sick images of children on his computer including vile images of babies aged just 16-months old.   Judge Hawkesworth said: 'The greater public interest, in my judgement, requires me not only to punish but to provide you with an opportunity to rehabilitate yourself.  

'You are a sorely damaged individual who needs support and help.'

Judge Hawkesworth also refused to jail child sex offender Jonathan Jenkins, then 21, after claiming his 'studies would be ruined' if he was put behind bars.  

The former Cambridge University student was caught with 293 child porn images on his computer including four photos of girls aged between nine and 15-years-old which were classed level five, the most serious level. 

Jenkins, who moved his studies to Bath, was given a four month suspended sentence at Cambridge Crown Court in April 2009.

For this reason I'm asking for the removal of Judge Gareth Hawkesworth From The Bench

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    • louise merriman MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it is wrong obviously! It sickens me.

      • almost 2 years ago

      the system is vile letting these animals out the entire system stinks to hell

    • Jacqueline Slinger HULL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I have 3 children. enough said.

    • Anthony Baggett BICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      It is time that judges were appointed by the people, not their peers

    • Philip Bryant LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Because judges who treat paedophiles with kid gloves are probably paedophiles themselves. This is a matter of concern.


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