- Aylesbury child sex abuse: 'bad parenting made girls vulnerable'
Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire
- Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals
- Dobson guilty of first-degree murder in double Satanic slaying in Barrie
- Man charged with attempted murder
a crucifix which a witness stated Gonzalez had taped to the wall upside down, and what the witness said appeared to be a satanic altar which had teeth affixed to it
Aylesbury child sex abuse: 'bad parenting made girls vulnerable'
Sep 8, 2015 Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire
Poor parenting made young girls vulnerable to sexual abuse committed by a gang of men in Buckinghamshire, a senior British judge said during sentencing.
Judge John Bevan QC said the attackers, who were all of Asian descent, may have targeted white girls because of the opportunity presented by "inadequate parenting leading to rebellious children".
He made the comments as he sentenced six members of a paedophile ring in Aylesbury to a total of 82 years in prison for their roles in the child abuse, The Times reports.
The abuse occurred between 2006 and 2012 and included multiple rapes of a child under 13, child prostitution and administering a substance to "stupefy" a girl in order to engage in sexual activity.
The men groomed the vulnerable girls from troubled backgrounds for sex "for the price of a McDonald's, a milkshake and cinema ticket," said Judge Bevan. He added that if the men pursued Asian under-age girls, "they would have paid a heavy price in their community."....
Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals
Barrie Advance By Janis Ramsay Sep 03, 2015
Mark Dobson is hoping a judge will find him not criminally responsible for the Satanic slayings he committed at a Barrie hotel in May, 2012.
He has appealed his conviction of two counts of first-degree murder while serving life behind bars and is awaiting a court date for his appeal to be heard.
Dobson, 25, was handed the life sentence in jail in January for killing Helen Dorrington, 52, and 32-year-old Mary Hepburn at a Bayfield Street hotel.
Dobson, from British Columbia, met the women through a website called Joy of Satan.
He ended up living with Hepburn in Barrie and Dorrington travelled from Alberta to take part in a suicide pact with the pair.
Court was told Dobson was under orders of the gods of Hell when he killed the women so they could go to another planet and on to paradise. His suicide attempt failed and he was arrested in the blood-soaked motel room....
Dobson guilty of first-degree murder in double Satanic slaying in Barrie
Barrie suicide-pact killer tells judge he believed he did “the right thing”
Barrie Advance By Rick Vanderlinde Jan 15, 2015
.... Dobson’s defence lawyer Mitch Eisen claimed he was unable to appreciate the significance of the acts because he suffers from schizophrenia and argued his client was not criminally responsible.
However, Justice J.A Watt rejected that claim this morning and found Dobson guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence without chance of parole until 25 years.
“Nothing supports that Mark Dobson did not appreciate that he was cutting the throats of Helen Dorrington and Mary Hepburn. That was his very purpose,” Watt said.
Watt agreed Dobson has likely been suffering from schizophrenia for years, but determined he knew and appreciated the murders were against the law and morally wrong.
“The existence of a mental disorder does not (excuse) anyone from criminal responsibility,’ Watt said in his ruling. “It’s only if it renders the person incapable of knowing the act was wrong.”
Watt said evidence throughout the trial showed Dobson himself understood the significance of his crimes when he made admissions to paramedics, hospital staff and ultimately a Barrie police detective.
“In a police interview he said it didn’t matter what happened to him. He said he thought he’d get the death penalty or life in prison. He was willing to accept that. Mark Dobson said: ‘I’ll be looked at as a monster. I know that.’”
At one point after his arrest, Dobson was asked by a psychiatrist if he would have carried out the murders if there was a police officer standing in the room.
“Mark Dobson said he would have waited because the officer would have seen it as murder,” Watt said.
Watt also noted that Dobson had mentioned on more than one occasion that he would prefer to be found not criminally responsible so he would go to a psychiatric hospital instead of prison....
Man charged with attempted murder
Accused of throwing a knife at a woman September 2nd, 2015
PACOLET — A resident of the Pacolet community was charged with attempted murder by the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
Luis Angel Gonzalez, 18, of 166 Cedar Lane, Pacolet, was charged with attempted murder around 2 a.m. Aug. 31.
Union County Deputies responded to the Cedar Lane residence for an assault involving a knife, and while en route, deputies were advised that Gonzalez had run into the woods. When officers arrived, they were met by four people who stated Gonzalez had assaulted a woman by throwing a knife at her....
A man turned over the knife Gonzalez allegedly threw at the woman, a crucifix which a witness stated Gonzalez had taped to the wall upside down, and what the witness said appeared to be a satanic altar which had teeth affixed to it. Deputies took the altar and knife as evidence and photographed the crucifix....