Between 1986 and 2000 Michael Porter admitted gross indecency and indecent assault offences against young boys as young as 18 months. He was recently convicted and sentenced to a three year rehabilitation order. He escaped a custodial sentence.
He has had mitigation for his circumstances by the fact that he came forward and admitted his involvement. The judge belived it to be an exeptional case because Porter had already received therapy.
He is banned from being alone with anyone under 18 years of age and has been put onto the sex offenders register.
He is a paedophile. He abused the trust of friends and work colleagues.
Apparently he left the court hand in hand with his wife.
The founder of the Victim of Crime Trust believes that this sentence absolutely beggars belief.
This was not a minor theft or damage. This was a series of serious sexual offences against innocents who could neither protect themselves or prevent these terrible things taking place.
I have no idea of how the families of the victims feel about the severity of the sentencing. I can guess. Itis my guess that they are not impressed.
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