Teenager avoids jail for sex attacks due to “cultural differences.” Seeing a girl in a bikini is no excuse for a sex attack anywhere ! One of the supposed tenets of our law is that, “An ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.” This doe… via #AntiSex


Teenager avoids jail for sex attacks due to “cultural differences.”

Seeing a girl in a bikini is no excuse for a sex attack anywhere !

One of the supposed tenets of our law is that, “An ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.”

This does not mean that every person is supposed to know every single law, but it does mean that it is irrelevant when it comes to being charged with a crime and found guilty.

Yet here we are with a judge handing a no charge recorded, to a teenager who admitted to sexually assaulting 8 women on a Surfer’s paradise beach in January of 2016.

Now FACAA are not saying the boy should have been locked up without the possibility of parole, by any means. We are however saying there should have been a charge recorded….. at the very least !

Why ? These are the judge accepted that seeing girls in bikinis is different to the environment in which he grew up.

Now as if that does not set an incredibly dangerous precedent when it comes to future cases !

What if we have a sex attacker who was raised on a closed community where partner sharing is the norm, and he starts raping people because “Not having sex with whomever you want is the norm in my culture” ?

According to the precedent set by this case the attacker would be not guilty due to “cultural differences.”

Now it doesn’t matter which culture the perpetrator was from, nor does it matter what his reasoning was, what matters here is the fact that a crime was committed and excused by “cultural differences”

You may be asking yourself why FACAA is going after this case, well long story short, it is the dangerous precedent that is being set by this judge.

We have seen several child abuse and child rape cases where the perpetrator has pleaded not guilty using the defence that it was done to them and therefore they didn’t know any better.

Firstly, we do not know any child abuse survivors who would ever want to inflict the hell we went through upon another child. What we endured is nothing short of hellish and the survivors we talk to would never want to inflict that pain upon their worst enemy.

Secondly, the judges in these cases would have previously always, and rightfully so, stated that an ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.

This judge, (who shockingly has had his or her named redacted) has smashed that previously and long held tenet of common law and opened the door for the rubbish “but it happened to me, so I don’t know any better” defence of child abusers.

No, sorry your honour but you can not sit there and say that an ignorance of the law is an excuse for breaking it, otherwise we will have everyone from illegal parkers to child rapists saying “But I didn’t know it was illegal, as the culture I was brought up in says it’s ok”

Also as a human I am personally offended by the notion that we cannot control our lustful urges around scantily clad people. Seriously we are not animals.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it! This teenager should have had a conviction recorded. He did not do this once, he did it over and over again and undoubtedly he got the message that this was not an appropriate action after the first girl he attacked reacted to his crime and yet he continued on to do it another 7 times.

We do not want predators/child abusers to be able to get away with the defence argument of “it happened to me, so I didn’t know any better,” they get off enough as it is without giving them more excuses for their crimes. This case should be overturned !

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What information are you telling the world about your kids ? With school starting up again this week, we are all proud of our kids but think carefully about what you put out there. It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment and to inadvertently … via #AntiSex


What information are you telling the world about your kids ?

With school starting up again this week, we are all proud of our kids but think carefully about what you put out there. It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment and to inadvertently share information online that could be saying much more than you want it to say..

We all do it, we are all proud of our kids and so we should be.

We all post photos of our children, their latest school picture (we just got ours), their sporting achievements and their merit awards.

But what information are we telling the world about our kids ?

Do we know every single person on our friends list?

Can we be sure a child abuser isn’t watching our time lines ?

We’re not saying this to scare you, we are just saying it’s a good idea to err on the side of caution when it comes to giving away information about our children.

Things like school emblems can be easily covered up with “stickers” (what they are called on the Samsung phones), Geo-tagging can be turned off, street signs can be cropped out. Settings can and should be set to friends only and never friends of friends. Watch who you tag in pictures too, because once you tag someone, all of their friends will be seeing the photos too.

Things can be done to ensure that total strangers don’t learn where our kids are and at what times.

For example, recently there was a case where a man met a boy on an online chatroom. They sparked up a friendship and before anyone knew it, the man was at the boy’s school offering to walk him home.

The boy’s mother was very careful with the friends she chose to add, but this time she added someone with a few mutual friends who she thought was a friend of a friend.

This person went through her photos and found one of her son in his school uniform, add a couple of check ins at local play centres and boom he had the boy’s school, a quick call to the school and he knew what time to be waiting by the gate for the boy to walk home.
It was that simple.. even easier if you leave “location” turned on in your settings. That little switch will make sure you are telling everyone your location whether you are posting a picture or just a status update.

Now you might be thinking, well, I know every single person on my facebook page. Ok cool, that’s great, but have you ever used a photo of your children as your profile picture? Did you know that your profile pics and cover photos are public? They can be seen by anyone who logs on to facebook and can be downloaded and reused for any purpose without your permission and if you had geo tagging turned on you just told them where the photo was taken.

Recently a friend of mine was involved in a court case with an advertising agency from Norway. They used her daughter’s photo for an online ad campaign for a local school. The company told them that the photo was a profile picture and was therefore public domain. That was the last correspondence they heard from the ad agency, the school out of good will took the photo down, but there is no doubt that photo is still being used somewhere in the world, being seen by who knows who, who knows where.

The point is not to scare you, our awesome members, just a quick note to say make sure you watch what you post about your kids. We are all proud of them and so we should be, but we never know who else is watching our timelines or liking our pictures.

Be proud of your kids, but also be safe on social media and in cyberspace. Predators are everywhere and sadly the more social we are, the more info we share. (A)

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