Windsor and Maidenhead councilors call for tougher sentences for sex offenders
Top Royal Borough advisers have told the government to get tough on sex offenses and impose life sentences on sex offenders.
Home Secretary Priti Patel and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab have received a joint letter from three Windsor and Maidenhead councilors to discuss tougher sentences for sex offenders, stalkers and abusers.
The letter was sent by Council Leader Andrew Johnson, Cllr David Cannon, Senior Member for Crime, Antisocial Behavior and Public Protection, and Cllr Stuart Carroll, Senior Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Services , health and mental health.
Tory advisers have criticized the justice system as ‘inadequate’ and called for life sentences for rapists and child molesters as well as tougher sentences for those who commit domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking and malicious behavior.
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In the letter, he states: ‘After reviewing existing tariffs and guidelines within the criminal justice system, there is a clear imbalance in sentencing for such crimes compared to other crimes.
“This lack of proportionality and proportionality remains a concern and a matter of vexation for many local residents.
“This issue has been raised by a large number of local residents and we feel fully obliged to vigorously represent their views to you.
“As Conservatives, we have the shared interest and goal of ensuring a robust approach to serious crime and putting law and order at the forefront of public administration.
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“Unfortunately, the current judicial review and sentencing rates are weak, lack credibility, and fail to protect victims and secure justice.”
Cllr Carroll said he spoke to Mr Raab’s adviser and hoped to schedule a meeting soon.