Lawyer Says Shame, Not Jail, Is Enough Punishment For Child Abuser

Isabella Ohlmeyer
A lawyer defending a sex offender in the United Kingdom is claiming that her client’s shame in her action should serve over time in jail.

Anyone who sexually abuses someone else should automatically go to jail, yet one lawyer believes her client’s wrongdoing is enough torture.

Raheelah Dar, 43, pleaded not guilty to molesting a 9-year-old girl, yet she has been convicted of three counts of indecent assault and two of indecency of a child, according to The Independent.

At a recent hearing, Dar was sentenced to seven years in jail for her sexual offense on a minor.

Alison Pryor, her lawyer, told Teesside Crown Court that her client should receive a community sentence over jail saying, “Because of the context under which this offending took place, my client is a practicing Muslim, the shame that this has brought and will bring on her family cannot be underestimated. It is something that would not be found in a more ordinary case of this type.”

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Dar reportedly has mental health issues and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“The effect that a sentence would have is less that the effect that the conviction had on the community,” Pryor said.

Recorder Tim Roberts QC told the Muslim woman that he wouldn’t be doing his job if he didn’t pass a jail sentence to her.

“You were 26. She was only nine. You were sexually experienced and had been married. She was an innocent. You were crafty,” Roberts told Dar.

Cleveland police is thoroughly investigating this and all sexual abuse cases. 

This woman should feel ashamed for abusing a minor and should suffer in jail. 

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