@K, posted November 27, 2013, 10:09 am. I am a woman. …

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@K, posted November 27, 2013, 10:09 am.
I am a woman. First of all, in response to your comment I have put a warning at the top of article. I agree that the detail is shocking. What I heard in court was worse. I decided to publish the detail in part in response to Justice Dean Mildren’s decision that this was a case when reading the detail of the Crown facts onto the public record was appropriate. The prosecutor did so and Justice Mildren did it again in full when he was sentencing two out of the three perpetrators. Also influencing my decision to publish detail to the extent that I have was the importance of the community understanding the full gravity of the offences in order to appreciate the sentence handed down to the two young men. This was a case over which there was a high degree of community outrage and concern at the time the offences were committed. I made a choice not to publish the names of the victims, although they were read onto the public record.

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