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Another disgraceful sentence handed down to a paedophile.Davidson should have been locked up for years???
Tough mandatory sentencing is needed in Australia for paedophiles/sex offenders.Protecting children from paedophiles must be the priority at all costs...

The father of the child should not face assault charges,he was just protecting his child.Think about it..what would you do if you caught someone molesting your child?


Father not guilty of bashing paedophile Shayne Davidson who molested his son

A jury has taken 40 minutes to find a father not guilty of bashing a paedophile who molested his son after watching a rugby league match at his home.
The man, who cannot be named, had pleaded not guilty in the Beenleigh District Court to a charge of assault causing grievous bodily harm - which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years' jail, The Courier-Mail reports.
He was alleged to have attacked Shane Thomas Davidson, 43, at Eagleby on June 11, 2008 after learning about the assault on his son in his bed.
Davidson pleaded guilty last year to indecently assaulting the boy but was spared a jail sentence.
He had been invited over to watch the State of Origin game with his old childhood friend with whom he had recently become re-acquainted.
The court was told that after the game, Davidson told the father and two neighbours he was going to bed on a mattress made up on the lounge-room floor.
But he instead he went into the boy's bedroom and massaged his genitals telling him he was a "pretty boy" and they would be "best pals forever".
When the upset and teary 10-year-old told his father, he is alleged to have dragged Davidson outside and bashed him almost unconscious.
But a jury today took just 40 minutes to return a not guilty verdict after magistrate Walter Tutt told them they must "consider if what the defendant did were the actions of an ordinary resonable person given the circumstances".


The Courier-Mail (2-6-2010)
Robyn Ironside
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/father-not-guilty-of-bashing-paedophile-shayne-davidson-who-molested-his-son/story-e6freuyi-1225874614191

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Molester Free While Angry Dad Faces Jail

A Queensland father who bashed a man caught molesting his 10-year-old son is facing a prison sentence, while the boy's attacker walks free.
In a highly unusual case, Shane Thomas Davidson was spared jail despite pleading guilty to molesting the boy on State Of Origin night last year.
Judge Ian Dearden told Beenleigh District Court the sentence was reduced because the young victim's father had wrongly taken action into his own hands and badly beaten Davidson.
"There is no place in our community for a vigilante approach," he said.
Davidson was sentenced on Monday to a nine-month intensive corrections order.
The boy's father is awaiting trial on one count of grievous bodily harm, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Today, the father's brother told Radio 4BC's Greg Carey that his sibling snapped after the boy repeated his claim that he had been molested to his mother and then to friends from across the street.
"My brother just lost it then; he dragged him (the sex offender) outside", the brother said.
He said he arrived at the scene to discover "my brother in handcuffs sitting in the back of a police car".
He said it was up to the public to decided whether the pedophile had suffered enough for his crime.
The brother said the pedophile's abuse of his nephew had "absolutely put a wedge in all of our hearts".
Child safety campaigner Hetty Johnston yesterday slammed the sentence for Davidson.
"In this case, they've got it woefully wrong," she said. "What the offender did was totally unnatural."
In handing down his sentence on Monday, Justice Dearden said adult offenders who committed sex offences against children must serve actual jail time unless exceptional circumstances were found to exist.
"This is one of those rare and exceptional cases," he said. "When an individual takes the matter of punishment into their own hands, the offence committed by the person may be far, far more serious and, therefore, have far more serious consequences then the original offence."
The court was told Davidson was at the child's house at Eagleby in June last year to watch the State of Origin match with the boy's father and a few other people.
After the game, Davidson went into the boy's bedroom and began massaging the child's penis under his clothes.
When the boy woke up, Davidson asked the boy to show him his penis and offered to do the same.
The child refused and went to tell his father what happened.
The man then attacked Davidson, dragging him outside, throwing him on to a concrete path where he struck his head and repeatedly kicking him.
Davidson later underwent extensive facial surgery in the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Courier Mail (18-6-2009)
Robyn Ironside/ David Earley/ Neale Maynard

Attorney-General to Look at Child Molester Sentence

The Attorney-General may appeal against the sentence given to a pedophile who avoided jail because he was bashed by his 10-year-old victim's father.
Shayne Thomas Davidson, 42, of Marsden, pleaded guilty to indecently dealing with a child aged under 12 and was given a nine-month intensive corrections order.
The Beenleigh District Court was told the offence happened in the boy's bedroom at Eagleby after a State of Origin match on June 11, 2008. When the boy told his father afterwards, the furious dad attacked Davidson and left him with serious head and facial injuries.
Davidson spent 10 days in hospital where he underwent surgery to insert 50 screws and several plates in his face.
Judge Ian Dearden ruled that because of the "exceptional circumstances" of the case, Davidson should not have to serve time behind bars.
"There is no place in our community for a vigilante approach or the infliction of punishment outside the criminal justice system," he said.
The boy's father is awaiting trial on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
The case has sparked widespread community outrage and child safety campaigner Hetty Johnston described Davidson's sentence as "woefully wrong".
And yesterday Attorney-General Cameron Dick called for a transcript of the judge's sentencing remarks to determine whether the state should appeal. He has 28 days from the June 15 date of sentencing to lodge an appeal.
Meanwhile, the Liberal National Party's deputy leader Lawrence Springborg said the case highlighted the need for Queensland's sentencing laws to be overhauled "to reflect community standards".
In separate developments yesterday, serial sex offender Robert Fardon failed in his bid to get a judge-only trial on a rape charge and will have to face a jury despite claiming publicity would prevent him having a fair hearing. Fardon, the first Queensland prisoner to be declared a dangerous sex offender and jailed indefinitely, allegedly raped a 61-year-old intellectually impaired woman on the Gold Coast last year. A trial date will be set next month.
Also, convicted pedophile Graeme Paul Hancock, 24, who was arrested at the weekend for allegedly taking photographs of a naked four-year-old girl at Brisbane's South Bank while under a supervision order, has abandoned his bid to be released on bail.

Courier Mail (19-6-2009)
Robyn Ironside





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