You know, I don’t even blog most of the instances I come across of “it’s not sex, it’s rape”, because there’s so bloody many of them.
This one cheesed me the fuck off tonight. [Child sexual abuse warning.]
[…] One of the men, Justin Charles Mudimbu, a 39-year-old Zimbabwean who moved to Broome two months before the offences, had sex with the girl in exchange for alcohol and money on three occasions last September. He was given a 3 1/2-year prison sentence, suspended for two years.
The first offence took place when the girl was just 12, and on each occasion he did not wear a condom. Mudimbu said he had thought the girl was 17, and Judge Martino agreed, saying the girl looked 17. “In this case there are a lot of matters to your credit … it is also relevant that you have pleaded guilty at an early stage; you are very sorry for what you have done,” Judge Martino said.
So now you get cookies from the judge after raping a 12 year old, so long as you say “Sorry, I thought she was a seventeen year old prostitute”? What. The. Fuck.