Gayle Newland, convicted of rape by deception in Canberra, Australia, was sentenced to 8 years in prison yesterday. The Judge, Roger Dutton, grossly overstepped the bounds of rational judgement to impose harsh retaliation, not justice. Newland is a lesbian. Dutton’s sentence is more severe than those he leveled on pedophiles.
Rape by Deception is difficult enough for society to understand without judges using it to dump their opposition to the LGBT lifestyle, as reported by Steve Robson in today’s Mirror Online.
- Penal code should support the concept that all lies, not just gender lies, are acts of fraud when they usurp a person’s sexual autonomy. If our laws made that concept clear, if people truly understood that no one should trick another person into sex, these cases would not be singled out for their LGBT association, and society would get a better grip on the problem.
Sexual Assault by Fraud is not an “aggravated” form of rape. In all criminal cases, violent crimes are more harshly dealt with than cases where no violence or threat of violence occurs. Loss of property through a violent attack is punished to a higher degree than loss of property without physical violence or the threat of physical violence. The same should hold true of violent rape and rape by non-violent means. By doing so, society would become aware that rape is not necessarily a violent act, and that breaches of trust are egregious offenses … just not as egregious as violent ones.