Published on Wednesday 20 June 2012 08:14
Tougher penalties sought for sex attacks
"The organising group in Blyth of (l-r) Gemma Greenway, Laura Rennie and Shane More who are petitioning to get tougher sentances for paedophiles [sic].
PARENTS in Blyth are campaigning for harsher sentences for paedophiles [sic] after a young girl was abused in the town.
A trio of parents have organised a campaign calling on the courts to hand out tougher penalties on convicted attackers.
They are looking to get 100,000 signatures to get the debate into the House of Commons.
Their campaign was sparked after WM, of Shelley Crescent, Blyth, was jailed in May at Newcastle Crown Court for a sex attack on a seven-year-old.
The 28-year-old was jailed for 32 months.
Now the petitioners – who are not related to the victim – have taken it upon themselves to challenge the leniency of the judicial system.
Laura Rennie, Gemma Greenaway and Shane Moore are putting their petition around the town in a bid to get the signatures required to have the issue looked at by government.
Mum-of-three Laura said: “We have got over 2,000 signatures already, so even though we are a long way off what we need, we are going in the right direction.
“No one likes paedophiles [sic], so everyone is behind us in what we are doing."
harsher sentences for child sex offenders and review how deals are made in court
"Responsible department: Ministry of Justice
We the undersigned call on the Prime Minister of the Uk review the guidelines used in sentencing of child sex offenders in the UK, and also review how deals are made that entiles them to a reduced sentence,."