Friday, 26 November 2010

Newington Library assault postscript

In 2001 John Bermingham was sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex assaults including an horrendous attempted rape on an 11 year old near  Newington Library.

Of course our justice system doesn't mean what it says and Bermingham was released in just over 6 years.

However, the justice system may have redeemed itself slightly this week as Bermingham was convicted of breaching his release condition by being outside his house (in Falkirk) between 9pm and 7am for a period of just 15 minutes.   That breach of his release conditions has resulted in him being sent back to prison for 12 months according to this report.

Of course, under our Alice in Wonderland justice tarriffs, it is unlikely that 12 months actually means a year.

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