Facebook is reported to have over 7 million users world wide and with the constant growth of social networks, its not surprising that sex offenders are finding new ways to lure their victims.
Jake Ormerod, 20 years old, used Facebook to connect with his victims and was charged with 13 counts of sexual activity with girls aged 13 and over. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and forced to sign the sex offenders register for life.
Ormerod was said to be sat smiling as the court heard of how he lured his victims using social networking sites and waiting outside school gates. He would prey on girls who were vulnerable, targeting those who were having difficulty at school and at home.
Some of the girls, who had been reported missing by their parents, were found to be at Ormerod’s home, which he shared with his disabled mother, in Torbay, Devon. Here he would ply them with drink and drugs before abusing the girls. One of his victims has since tried to commit suicide, the prosecution explained to the court.
Ormerod was convicted as part of the Operation Mansfield investigation across the Torbay area, which has so far identified 139 possible victims aged between 11 and 15 years old.
Now, personally I think that 10 years in prison and being on the sex offenders list for life isn’t really a strong enough punishment. What about his victims? They have to live with what he has done to them for the rest of their lives. Surely he should of got 10 years per victim? That way he wouldn’t be a danger to the public.
Do people honestly think that prison will reform him? He smiled about his offences in court, what’s to say that he won’t commit further offences when he is released?
Once again this is all down to the EU and their Human Rights. Why should this monster have the right to life? If I had my way, I would have him impaled where he would left to die, slowly. He deserves no more than that for his sick behaviour.
Why should the country have to use money to keep him in prison for 10 years? Would it not be more beneficial to the economy as well as the public to just have him put to death? At least then his victims and parents could sleep at night knowing he wasn’t able to commit further offences on innocent children.