A teenager who subjected a five-year-old girl to an horrific rape attack has escaped a prison sentence in a ruling branded 'pathetic' by the victim's family
17-year-old D.L. was yesterday (6/11/15) sentenced to just 2 years probation for the horrific attack which took place during December 2014
The court heard that D.L. was 16 when he raped the child. The child, who was in severe pain after the ordeal, told her mother who in turn informed the police.
Almost one year on, the young victim continues to suffer from flashbacks as a result of the attack.
The mother of the child said: 'This whole thing has ripped our family apart - when I heard the sentence being handed down, I felt sick,' she said.
'The trauma has been unbearable. My daughter is a different girl now and will have to live with this forever.
It is unacceptable that Leicester Crown court – the very place that this young girl was relying on to help get her justice, has failed her so outrageously
We say that the sentence must be appropriate and in accordance with the severity of the crime.
We, the undersigned demand that an urgent review is required for this case