Queensland Shadow Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie
Labor Lets Ipswich Child Sex Offender Walk Free … Again
Victor P Taffa
A convicted child sex offender is back on the Streets of Ipswich again because of the Government’s Weak Sentencing Laws, the State Opposition said today.
Shadow Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie said the fact this repeat offender walked free from an Ipswich court on a fresh charge of wilful exposure was nothing short of shocking.
“Suspended sentences with no rehabilitation being mandated in the penalty, is clearly not appropriate for child sex offenders.” Mr. Bleijie said.
“For a convicted child sex offender to be allowed to walk free from court on a second offence of wilful exposure should be setting off alarm bells within the State’s Justice System.”
“Spin and Rhetoric will do nothing to stop these offenders. Actions Speak Louder Than Words and until clear mandatory minimums and evidence based rehabilitation programs are introduced, the Government will keep handing out a slap on the wrist.”
“It is obvious the initial suspended sentence has failed Ipswich and the greater Queensland community.”
“The decision to only charge the perpetrator with wilful exposure is a matter for the Police, although the frightening reality that he is back on Ipswich streets despite his status as a ‘convicted sex offender on a suspended jail sentence’ is disturbing.”
“Labor is Putting our Population at Risk.” Mr. Bleijie said.
“The LNP is committed to overhauling the sentencing, treatment and management of Sex Offenders. Ensuring the Public Safety of all Queenslanders is our Number One Priority.” Mr. Bleijie said.