Calgary Sun | 04Sep2010 | Orest Slepokura

Is this justice?

Re: “Rapist gets 100 days in custody,” (Sept. 3, 2010). The grisly case of the young man -- clinically diagnosed as a pedophile -- who after he sexually abused a small child over a 2 1/2-year period when she was between the ages of three and five having to serve a mere 100 days in custody is the kind of story that leaves a reader dazed, slack-jawed and speechless for several hours. The offender was a teen when he committed his crimes, so we can’t know his identity, although I’m sure one day soon we will -- after he’s caught re-offending as an adult. Again the criminal will be out in no time while his victim is left to endure life-long trauma. Is this justice?

Orest Slepokura

(Many think not.)