Queensland Parents Beware

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A ruling this week in the Queensland Court of Appeals effectively deemed indefinite supervision of convicted paedophiles a thing of the past. The case relates to Eric Henri Van Dessel who has been convicted of child sex offences in 1989, 2001 and 2004. The Appeals Court last week ruled that the indefinite supervision order on Dessel be limited to 20 years.

Full story here

Dessel is 42 years old and has two prior convictions. There is absolutely no reason to believe that in twenty years, he will cease to be a danger to our children. Of course, one would have thought that the third conviction would have been a tip off to the courts that he is a danger to society. Obviously it wasn't.

The current literature supports the notion that paedophiles are the oldest of all criminals. The reason cited by most experts for this is the pathological compulsion related to paedophilia which is not present in other criminals. This compulsion is what drives the paedophile to continue committing his crimes as long as he is physically capable of doing so. Dr. Bill Glaser is considered the foremost authority on child sex abuse and paedophilia in Australia and has gained worldwide recognition from his peers. In his clinic to treat child sex offenders, he observed that every single one is a paedophile and the oldest patient is 80 years old.

To our numerous readers in Queensland: Please be aware of the latitude the courts are giving these offenders.....aware and active. If you find this ruling to be outrageous and offensive, please contact the media and government officials and inform them of public opinion on this matter.

As Edelman said If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.
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