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    Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    Surely Not All Australian Judges Are This Stupid

    ...but frankly, I have no idea.  Apparently, 10 years old is old enough to consent to sex in northern Queensland.

    A judge's decision not to jail nine men guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl in an Aboriginal community has triggered outrage in Australia.

    The offenders were either placed on probation or given suspended sentences for the 2005 rape in the Aurukun settlement, in northern Queensland.

    In her ruling, Judge Sarah Bradley told them that the victim "probably agreed to have sex with all of you".

    BBC News spreads foreign news, word.

    Don't care if she agreed to have sex with all of them or not; that's one of the more stupid stories I've seen this year.  How can a 10 year old know the difference between right, wrong, and sex at her age, anyway?  I'm sure that she'll grow up to have a perfectly balanced personality.  Nice.  What a system.


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