Our thanks to John for this. An extract:
Mr Recorder Ben Nolan QC today sentenced Stanbridge to eight months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirements. The judge said: “She received a community order last year for an offence of sexual assault on a child.
“She has, within a matter of weeks of the sentence, committed a further offence of sexual activity with a child, the same child.”
The judge said a psychologist’s report into Stanbridge’s background, problems and learning difficulties meant the prison sentence could be suspended. But he warned her: “Should you commit any further offence, you are at risk of having to serve this sentence in addition to any other sentence imposed upon you.”
Hmm, I can’t recall any case of a man receiving a suspended sentence after sexually assaulting children, following a psychologist’s report. It’s almost as if Philip Davies MP was right, and women are treated more leniently in sentencing terms than men…