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To: Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald

Stop suspended /short sentences for sex offenders & call for the resignation of Judge Gerald Keys

Stop suspended /short sentences for sex offenders & call for the resignation of Judge Gerald Keys

Tánaiste, in light of the recent suspended sentence handed down by Judge Gerald Keys to a 77-year old man who abused his nieces as children, we demand that you call for the resignation of the judge and the revision of the sentence handed down to the man. We demand that our government and courts treat sexual assault with the seriousness that it deserves.

Why is this important?

Our Judges continuously hand down suspended or short sentences to rapists and those found guilty of sexual assault in this country, including those who sexually assault children. We do not accept these sentences which legitimise the rape of both adults and children and allow dangerous and violent criminals to walk freely on our streets. Enough is enough. If our judges are unable to punish those who have committed these abhorrent crimes, then we call for their resignations from their positions.

Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • Because rape is an insidious crime that eats away at the fabric of our society
  • Sentences should reflect the lifelong pain and emotional damage of sexaul abuse. Judges who don't get this shouldn't be on the bench.
  • People are entitled to justice and it must be seen to be done.

Updates

2016-08-02 08:15:30 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-07-27 23:25:31 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-07-26 18:32:02 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-07-26 07:20:21 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-07-26 00:18:49 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-07-25 23:36:16 +0100

10 signatures reached