Jan 30 2010
Sentencing is supposed to provide a deterrent — except when it doesn’t. I’m not asking for Old Testament-style justice. But surely our judiciary can do better than this?
“The conduct you engaged in here is so appalling the court has to address the principles of denunciation and deterrence,” said Justice Guy DeMarco.
“You pose a continuing danger to society and particularly children. Society expects the mother of a toddler would do everything in her power to make sure her child is protected from harm . . . Not only did you not protect your child, you preyed on that child.”
And, so, in the interests of justice, this predator “will likely spend an additional six to eight months in jail after getting the usual two-for-one credit for the nine months she spent in pre-sentence custody”.