GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

This happens in Canada too...

This is a story from a Norwegian newspaper - Canada is no different.
Women who commit sexual assaults on minors often receive more lenient sentences than men, according to two defense lawyers.

"My experience is that women are less often prosecuted, are more often acquitted and in many instances receive more lenient punishments than men who have committed the same crime," lawyer Sigurd Klomsæt told radio station P4.

Prominent defense attorney John Christian Elden agrees.

"I can't throw down surveys that support this, but my clear impression after many years in court is that women often receive milder sentences than men, in regard to sex offenses, among other things," Elden said.

Elden referred to a sentence a week ago where a woman was sentenced to 45 days, 24 suspended, for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy, a case where the court found that the long-term nature of the offense was an aggravating circumstance.

"If this had been a man the sentence would have been significantly higher, normally 120 days," Elden said.

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