Slap on hand

PUBLISHED: 17:26 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

I AM astounded that the only punishment given to Peter Collyer of Thaxted for sexually touching a 16-year-old girl is a slap on the hand. Your article Manager Goes on Sex Register on Thursday September 20 stated that all that happened to him was that he

I AM astounded that the only punishment given to Peter Collyer of Thaxted for sexually touching a 16-year-old girl is a slap on the hand.

Your article 'Manager Goes on Sex Register' on Thursday September 20 stated that all that happened to him was that he had to sign on the Sex Offenders Register and be placed under the supervision of a probation officer for two years.

Big deal. That young girl's life will have been ruined. She will be paranoid about the way she dressed, wondering if she was to blame for what happened.

She will have gone through all that distress of reliving what happened, telling her mother and then the police, for what? Nothing.

The only consolation is that this man has been named and shamed so that people are aware of his past in the hope that he never repeats the incident.

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