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    Teacher Paid Off Parents Of 4 Yr. Old Boy He Abused

    Paedophile teacher Gerard Raffell paid off parents of 4-year-old






    The parents of a four-year-old abuse victim accepted money, which they used for a deposit on a new house, from their son’s attacker rather than reporting him to police.

    Children’s campaigners last night described the case of Gerard Raffell — who paid 18,000 to secure the silence of his victim’s family — as shocking.

    The payment left Raffell, 42, a teacher, free for four years before he was arrested last year when the boy, still traumatised by his ordeal, finally spoke about the attacks.

    It is not known if Raffell committed more sex assaults during that period but police discovered 50 child abuse images on his computer when he was arrested in Birmingham last October.



    Detectives looked into bringing blackmail charges against the boy’s parents after Raffell said that the family had demanded the money from him.

    However, the Crown Prosecution Service decided against bringing charges because there was no evidence of any unwarranted demand made with menaces.

    The parents claimed that Raffell volunteered the payment.

    Details of the deal between the parents and the paedophile emerged at Northampton Crown Court after Raffell pleaded guilty to four abuse charges.

    Judge Ian Alexander, QC, described the case as “troublesome” and said that the parents’ behaviour was “reprehensible”. He added: “If people across the country were doing their own bargaining over crimes, what kind of society would we live in? It would be like the mafia.” However, he spared Raffell a prison sentence and imposed a community punishment.

    The boy had been repeatedly abused by Raffell, who was a friend of the family when he lived in Daventry, Northamptonshire, in 2004 and 2005. The court heard that when the abuse came to light Raffell agreed to give up his job as a maths teacher, sell his house, move away and pay the family 18,000.

    At Raffell’s first appearance in court earlier this month the judge said that he was “staggered” to learn of the deal struck between Raffell and his victim’s family. The judge said that Raffell had “effectively been fined 18,000 outside of the judicial system”.

    Initial charges of attempted rape were dropped and Raffell admitted the lesser offence of causing the boy to engage in sexual activity.

    Raffell also asked for seven counts of possessing indecent images of children to be taken into account.

    Last week the judge ordered him to participate in a three-year sex offenders treatment programme, placed him on the sex offenders register for ten years, banned him from working with children and made him the subject of a sexual offences prevention order.

    The judge said that Raffell could not receive the treatment he required during a short prison sentence.

    Claude Knights, the director of the charity Kidscape, said that the case required further investigation by the authorities.

    “Did this man carry on teaching? Was this an isolated incident? How could they have put a price on their child’s suffering and left that child in this state, with all of this unresolved in his mind?” she said.

    Northamptonshire County Council declined to say if social workers were involved in the case.




    2010 Times Newspapers Ltd.


    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle7063118.ece

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    Judge Ian Alexander, QC, described the case as “troublesome” and said that the parents’ behaviour was “reprehensible”. He added: “If people across the country were doing their own bargaining over crimes, what kind of society would we live in? It would be like the mafia.” However, he spared Raffell a prison sentence and imposed a community punishment.
    God Damn Right, if you do shit like that then you might as well live in Thailand where that sort of shit goes on in courts,, that keeps the 'haves' out of jail and the 'have nots' in jail.
    and the judge's palms dripping grease.

    "Community Punishment" wonder, is that Stoning or Caneing?

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    This was hush money.

    The abuse had already been carried out.

    They had not sold their son upfront. The issue wasn't "I'll pay you GBP18k to molest your child"

    Their choice was 'money for your house' or 'report me to the police - I go to jail, but you get nothing'.

    The parent's crime was to accept the bribe, (the 'blood money'), but they didn't pimp their child as such.

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    the problem is not that they took the money from him but that they didn't use some of it to have his legs snapped after they banked it, IMO

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    Words fail me.

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    i'm surprised he didnt get a prison sentence for the assaults.

    it seems that these days the only way to get sent to prison in the uk is to insult someones race or weight or drop some litter.

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    "The judge said that Raffell had “effectively been fined 18,000 outside of the judicial system”

    There's so much wrong with this at every level, but then there's also something apt about it. Any judicially-levied fine just goes to paying MPs expenses and on paying Government spindoctors to fly business class.

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    However, he spared Raffell a prison sentence and imposed a community punishment.


    Whats the point having a justice system when your handing out community punishment to pedos!!!

    Talking about the Mafia, Im sure the Mafia would hand out tougher punishment to that sick B*&***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty4Thai
    sick B*&***

    Sick he is ! but not mental, these guys have had some weird sexual experiances when young which has corrupted the sexual impulse,

    It will play over and over again

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    Spineless fucking CPS. How come they are not prosecuting the parents for obstruction of justice. They concealed a vile and criminal act for money.

    C-U-N-T-S!


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    Its a tricky situation i agree, But you cannot feel any sympathy for them surely. The bullied become the bullys, But no matter what there past is surely these people should not be given a slap on the wrists.

    Theres not enough support in the world for pedos, Once one always one

    So the actions took by the judge are terribly unjustifiable.

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    Woulda spent the money on a hit man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty4Thai
    But you cannot feel any sympathy for them surely.

    No I do not, emphatically!!!

    How do you stop the cycle, ???

    You can,t,

    Its a big problem

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    ^see my post above yours, would stop his fucking cycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    This was hush money.

    The abuse had already been carried out.

    They had not sold their son upfront. The issue wasn't "I'll pay you GBP18k to molest your child"

    Their choice was 'money for your house' or 'report me to the police - I go to jail, but you get nothing'.

    The parent's crime was to accept the bribe, (the 'blood money'), but they didn't pimp their child as such.
    Still very wrong to to take the money. They obviously had no dissregard for their child by allowing this devil to possibly abuse others.

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    We are certainly not going to solve anything by sending them to micky mouse camps for "rehab"

    We need to get them all in a line and shoot them to death. But if thats a little to extreme, suffocate them with a plastic bag.

    Then maybe we will see less Pedo's roaming the streets. Or atleast they will think twice to due the implications at stake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davearn
    fucking
    That being the operative word !!!

    Trouble is your solution is a post event response. which I understand and agree with, \

    Would heavy penalties deter the perpetrators ? it might in some countries but would not eradicate it

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    No doubt the Judge, being publicly educated, would be a bit of a predator himself, hence the community service.

    Fucking wronguns, the lot of them !

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    Ignoring the cut his balls off with a rusty knife brigade, I'm disappointed he was not given a custodial sentence for it and just as disappointed that they are not charging the parents,

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