Paedophilie Gets Just 4 Years’ Jail
The American mixed-martial arts (MMA) instructor Josh Robinson is a sexual predator. That’s what a prosecutor said at his trial, where he was jailed for sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls and showing an obscene video to a 6-year-old girl, among other lurid charges, reported Channel NewsAsia. Read our story about Josh Robinson and his MMA moves.
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Despite being found guilty on NINE charges, with 20 other charges taken into consideration, Josh Robinson only got 4 years’ jail.
And the father of one of his victims is raving mad about that.
Josh Robinson had said he had a fetish for young girls in uniform, The New Paper reported a prosecutor as saying. “He told her ‘I have wanted to find as young as possible. I think 13 would be ultimate. But 15 is youngest’,” the prosecutor added.
That’s probably why he preyed on the 6-year-old daughter of a Facebook user we will call Matt. We are not identifying him nor his daughter for privacy concerns.
Father Lashes Out
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Matt told his story and lashed out at the leniency of the sentence meted out to Josh Robinson.
Here’s a screenshot of the post, which has since been taken down:
Despite being arrested for the sexual assault on the 15-year-old girls, Josh Robinson was allowed to be bailed out.
Just a month after that, in July 2015, Josh Robinson proved he was unrepentant — he showed a 6-year-old girl an explicit video of his girlfriend performing a sexual act on him.
Matt had brought her along to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Singapore’s gym at Peace Centre. While her father was busy training, Josh Robinson approached the girl and showed her the video, before instructing her not to tell anyone.
According to Matt, the girl was literally 1m away from him and everybody could see him holding up his phone to her.
Luckily, she was bright enough to tell her mother later that day.
A Warning To Others
Matt said by making his Facebook post public, he wanted to spread the word about the paedophile:
I am only writing this and making it public on my Facebook page, because this animal will be set loose sooner than you know it. He WILL go back to hurting young children, and he will go back to teaching martial arts again.
Matt also took issue with the fact that Josh Robinson was allowed to be bailed out to victimise his daughter, and the 4-year jail sentence meted out, saying it’s a mere “slap on the wrist” and he will be out in no time to prey on children again.
And given that Josh Robinson committed the crime on Matt’s daughter when he was out on bail, it shows that he can’t stop himself and he might offend again.
Matt even brought up the point on how much more severely drug abusers are punished compared with sexual predators. Drug offenders can even be sentenced to death.
In Josh Robinson’s case, he didn’t even get caning.
Why the disparity? Isn’t sexual assault just as severe or more severe a crime than drug abuse? Sexual abuse can potentially affect the victim for life.
Doesn’t Add Up
According to The New Paper, Josh Robinson could have been jailed for up to 10 years and fined for each count of having sex with a minor.
He was found guilty on 3 charges of sexual assault so if you do the math correctly, he should be behind bars for… 4 years? Yeah, obviously something is horribly wrong here.
Many netizens echoed Matt’s sentiments, most concurring that Josh Robinson’s sentence was grossly inadequate.
One person even felt that Josh Robinson should’ve been given the death sentence.
Many expressed unease at the fact that he will be free to roam the streets again in no time.
Some expressed hope that the other prisoners will help teach him a lesson. Be careful not to drop the soap, Josh.
Stay Safe From Predators
It must be worrying to know sexual predators like Josh are lurking around in the shadows, patiently waiting to pounce on their victims.
But even if you are comparatively smaller in size, you can still repel these perverts — read our story on how you can fight off such paedophiles.
And we wish Matt and his family all the best.
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