The fact that there are people like this in the world makes me completely sick to my stomach. As you probably know the kid is the same age as the children he molested. This is one of the nightmares that keeps parents awake at night.
From the Associated Press
A Greek court convicted a British man on Wednesday of molesting a boy and attempting to molest another, and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
John Norman Hardy Foss, 66, was arrested in July 2006 in the northern town of Katerini after locals told police they had seen him repeatedly pick up children in his car. He spent 17 months in jail before being released on bail before his trial.
The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki convicted him of molesting an 11-year-old boy and of attempting to molest a 12-year-old boy.
The time he spent in pretrial detention will count toward his sentence.
Foss had been living in Katerini for several years, where he was teaching English in private lessons, Greek authorities said, adding that neither of the boys involved in the case were his students.
Fifteen years is probably the rest of this mans life but that is not always the case. I think child molesters should be locked up for life. For the rest of their life, not the 25 years that sort of means life. I once had the dubious “opportunity” to visit a high security unit of a prison specifically for rapists and child molesters. Inside were the most violent and serial offenders. It was a strange and frightening experience. Most of the men in the place were NOT facing life in prison. Most of them would be out now. The idea was rehabilitation through therapy etc. Most of the staff and the men themselves admitted that the system does not work. The repeat offense rate was huge.
Not a single liberal bone in my body is moved by these people. Life in prison should mean life in prison. And any sentence less than life for child molestation/rape is not a sentence. The thought that some of these men are out in around 10 years (for a fifteen year sentence) and many of them get a lot less, is abhorrent to me. That they will be out and able to destroy another child’s life is unacceptable. I don’t know what else to say…