The Village of the Damned

This Scumbag should never be released from the Village of the Damned..

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A pagan witch who turned two fifteen year old girls into sex slaves has won the right to challenge an order that keeps him locked in the grounds of Ararat Prison. This is a place where extremely serous sex offenders are kept. The likes of Mr. Baldy amongst others reside there, all of whom are under the Serious Sexual Offenders Monitoring Act. These dangerous predators are kept in the “Village of the Dammed” to protect our children and the community.

In yesterday’s judgment, Justice Harper said that it had been ruled when Fletcher was subjected to an order under the Serious Sexual Offenders Monitoring Act it was illegal to lock him up. What a shame judge. The problem is that when these ex- defence lawyer judges are presented with a technicality like this they revert back to the old days when they used to lay down with dogs (they certainly got up with the fleas).

Judge, what this scumbag did was illegal. And of the two fifteen year old girls, now there is only one as the other took her own life. The girls were fed illegal drugs judge and Fletcher used mind altering techniques and hypnotism to entice them into prostitution and sadomasochism. He also duped them into believing kinky sexual acts (in which they were tied and whipped) were pagan rites.

Judge Harper I have to say to you Fletcher will re offend. If he is released back into the community will you and your colleagues who release him be accountable when he ruins more lives?

Judge spare a thought also for Lauren, the surviving victim of this evil predator. I doubt very much if you have ever met a victim outside of the courts.

This is from Stateline – “Victoria Rehabilitation of sex offenders in prison”

Broadcast: 30/06/2006

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA, REPORTER: Two weeks ago one of the state’s worst sex offenders, paedophile Robin Fletcher, thought he was going to be released from prison, having served a 10-year maximum sentence. But he’s being kept behind the Ararat Prison walls for at least another five years under strict conditions. Under government legislation, an extended supervision order was granted by the Supreme Court because Fletcher is deemed highly likely to reoffend.

LAUREN: Sex offenders are a menace to society. The effects that they have, not just only on the children but the family, and it’s a ripple effect that goes straight through to the community. They’re a danger. They’re a danger. I’ve experienced that first hand, how it can ruin lives, and not just my own.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Lauren is one of Fletcher’s victims.

LAUREN: Hell and back is truly it, literally. There were some dark times there. Somehow I always saw the light. The light never faded on me. So even if I was in that darkness, there was always still that light and I just had to keep heading towards it. Initially, obviously, everything fell apart. You couldn’t not expect such an outcome. It obviously wrecked my life for a while there. I can say, fortunately, somehow, I’ve turned the corner. It was hard, though. It was very, very hard. It took a long time. I had a lot of support from people and I’ve managed to realise my own strengths. All of this has made me what I am today.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: She and her friend, Clare, suffered years of ritualistic sexual abuse by Fletcher, who claims he’s a witch.

TIM HOLDING, CORRECTIONS MINISTER: During his time in prison he’s refused to undergo any of our sex offender treatment programs, which would give us some comfort that he’s likely to have been rehabilitated. He’s indicated, through numerous actions during his time in jail, that he is highly likely to offend again. He’s shown no remorse for the crimes he’s committed and no responsible government could allow a situation to happen where a person like that could be released back into the community without any monitoring or any supervision in place at all.

LAUREN: I was quite pleased with the outcome, that we got a five year – the extended supervision order. As I said, I couldn’t expect a better outcome. Originally I thought this man would just be released at the end of his time.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Dr Danny Sullivan is a psychiatrist whose expertise is treating sexual offenders. He has been involved in the assessemtn of serious sex offenders in Victoria. He, and two of his colleagues, have raised serious concerns about the government’s legislation in the Medical Journal of Australia: “As citizens we welcome any measure which makes our children safer, but we question whether the Victorian Act will achieve this goal.” His article goes on to say: “It is time to stop gambling with our children’s safety and to develop sound, evidence-based assessment and treatment programs for sex offenders, administered by properly trained and registered clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.”

DR DANNY SULLIVAN, VIC. INST. FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH: You can certainly make a community safe by locking up everyone. You can lock up all sorts of people on the assumption that some of them might offend. That is really not what prison is all about. Prison is also about rehabilitating people and seeing if there are treatments that work. I think the government really has a duty to try and push for further research for better treatments and for some more sensible approaches than simply putting people in prison and throwing away the key.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Father Peter Norden is a former prison chaplain. He also believes the government’s use of the extended supervision orders points to a failure of the corrections system.

FATHER PETER NORDEN, VIC. CRIMINAL JUSTICE COALITION: All the media attention, particularly from the tabloids, that’s coming onto these individuals in the last three months or the last six months of their sentence, the attention from the correctional authorities should be focusing on these individuals from the day they come in. That’s what happens in successful prison systems in other parts of the world where I have visited, such as in Sweden or in Holland, when serious sex offenders have been around for a long time.

TIM HOLDING: It’s not the system that’s failed Robin Fletcher. Robin Fletcher has not taken advantage of the opportunities that are offered to him. We have offered Robin Fletcher sex offender treatment. We have some of the most effective and successful sex offender treatment programs anywhere in the world. International experts come to Victoria to see the effectiveness of our sex offender treatment programs. Robin Fletcher’s refused to undergo those programs. How can we just release him back into the community when he’s indicated that he is highly likely to reoffend, he’s shown no remorse, refused to undergo the treatment programs, and simply release him back into the community unsupervised and unmonitored.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Noel McNamara’s group, the Crime Victims Support Association, lobbied heavily for the State Government to keep Fletcher away from the community. He believes paedophiles can not be rehabilitated and that Fletcher should never be released.

NOEL MCNAMARA, CRIME VICTIMS SUPPORT ASSOCIATION: What do you do with paedophiles? Would you like one living next door to you? I certainly wouldn’t. I’ve got grandchildren. The government’s not prepared to say, “Look,” they don’t think the community’s adult enough to be told, “You have a paedophile living next door to you, just keep you eye on him and the neighbourhood.” If that’s not going happen, then you’re not going to stop them reoffending.

DR DANNY SULLIVAN: If someone indicates their continuing intention and desire to reoffend, then that person is clearly unrehabilitatable. However, by engaging people in some degree of ongoing therapeutic relationship where you seek to motivate a person to change their behaviour, then I would argue that there is potential for rehabilitation, in the same way as with people who have significant problems with drugs or alcohol.

JOSEPHINE CAFAGNA: Fletcher’s case will be reviewed every three years. In the meantime, there’s the possibility he will appeal the Parole Board’s decision.

TIM HOLDING: Anything’s challengeable in court and Robin Fletcher has proven, in the past, to be a litigious person. We take the view that the things we’ve done are based on sound legal advice, based on the laws that this government has introduced to protect vulnerable Victorians, and we make no apologies for taking a very tough stance in terms of putting the public safety and the community safety of Victorians as our highest priority.

LAUREN: I’ve said before that it’s taken me a very long, long time to get to where I am today, and if I could bottle it and have a formula, that would be nice. Somehow I have managed to put the past behind me and I can see only my future, and I refuse to be a victim.

BEN KNIGHT, PRESENTER: Josephine Cafagna with that report. Victoria’s Attorney-General, Rob Hulls, has referred the issue of extended supervision orders to the Sentencing Advisory Council.

3 Responses to “The Village of the Damned”

  1. alex says:

    every one arrested is entitled to due process and the right to appeal against there conviction , regardless.

  2. melina says:

    ..and everyone molested in entitled to justice and the freedom to walk the streets without having to ever again face their attackers, regardless.

  3. Noel McNamara says:

    Could not have said in any better Melina,as for you Alex you are very miss-guided on the legal system wich is balanced in favor of the accussed, hear say evidence allowed by accussed barrister but not by victims, and that is just one of many.

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