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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:22 AM

Rapist wins damages from government

The government has been ordered to pay damages to a convicted rapist because of delays to a review about whether he should be released.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Samuel Betteridge should be compensated for waiting 13 months for a Parole Board hearing.

He was jailed in 2005 for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Betteridge was awarded 750 euros, plus 2,000 euros in costs after the court decided his rights had been breached.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21247242

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SwissTony Feb 2013 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:47 AM

1. He got a THREE year minimum sentence.

He's now 58 and was convicted of 2 rapes and 1 attempted rape. I suspect he parole board would have laughed in his face, but even the possibility of him coming free after 3 years is appalling.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:09 PM

2. Wonder if the victim got any compensation.

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