Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Australia: Afghan sex pest escapes jail because...he's from a different culture.

(Southport) A 17 year old Afghan who groped eight women as they swam at one of Australia’s busiest beaches has escaped going to jail.

The lad, who can't be identified because he committed the offences as a juvenile, spent two hours grabbing women, aged between 15 and 24 years, as he swam between the flags at Surfers Paradise Beach on January 16 last year. The attacks only stopped when three of the victims approached the lifeguard on duty and who then notified police. When questioned by the lifeguard , he said:
"If I just say sorry, can we forget all about it?"
In court, Judge David Kent heard how the defendant grabbed his victims on their bottoms, breasts and, in three cases, their vaginas. He accepted that the teenager grew up in difficult circumstances in Afghanistan and that his father died in 2011. He went on to say his behaviour, while holidaying on the Gold Coast with his family, was unacceptable and that due to his different upbringing and culture, he placed the sex pest on two years' probation with no conviction recorded.