You know what's worse than being a murderer? A paedophile. You may think what nonsense I'm talking about but try being in the shoes of the victim for once. The person who gets killed does not suffer from what has been done to her/him but it isn't the same with a paedophile's victim. The latter's life gets devastated and the scars are difficult to heal.
Down below, you'll be reading about three men - Jeffrey Epstein, Gaston Pinsard, and Ralph Clarke - who thought of kids as objects and abused them sexually. All their victims were minor girls. All the three were called in for court proceedings but one among them wasn't prosecuted due to lack of evidence. The other two served the sentences in jails.
One of them also happens to be a billionaire with his association running up to a former US president.
Gaston who was married with four kids started to abuse decades back before justice was brought to his innocent victims. What's more appalling is that he once served in the army. It was there that he realised that he was different than others when he started getting attracted to kids sexually.
What's more pathetic is that Ralph faced all kinds of charges (31 in total) and the court couldn't do anything. You'll find all the details of these 3 men in the following description with images.
No matter how shattered one may feel but it's never late to stand up and claim justice. The stories you're about to read are about men who were dragged to court when they were 96 and 101 years of age.
In 2005, the 64-year-old billionaire Jeffrey's name first surfaced when he was convicted for abusing minor children. The case filed at Virginia Roberts Giuffre court in 2011 did not mention Epstein's name but said former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew were once spotted in his private Caribbean island famously known as "orgy island".
After being investigated by Palm Beach police department in the US, Jeffrey finally served a sentence of 13 months in response to a case filed by a 14-year old girl in 2008.
In 2006 also, he was prosecuted for unlawful sexual activity with a minor (considered a second-degree felony) and another case against him pertained to "lewd and lascivious molestation of a 14-year old minor."
In the court records, he was mentioned as a registered sex offender. In defence,
Jeffrey Epstein said: "I'm not a sexual predator, I'm an offender, it's the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel."
Gaston Pinsard, a resident of UK, started to abuse 5-year old girls since 1951. He sexually abused as many as 192 girls till 2008. On being questioned by the Guernsey Police officers, he didn't take a minute to confess about his wrong doings.
When dragged to court, it was revealed that he indecently harassed the first girl number of times from 1951 to 1955 and the second one in between the period of 1964 and 1969 in his hometown St Sampson, Guernsey. He was jailed at the age of 96 for sexually assaulting girls since early 1950s.
When the case was brought before Judge Russell Finch in Guernsey's Royal Court, it was revealed by Gaston that it all happened out of curiosity and that he only could stop when it occurred to him to "stop this filthy habit".
The victims didn't report at the time since they were too young but it's never too late for things like these to come out in open.
Finally, the court awarded him two consecutive 18-month sentences in Les Nicolle prison considering his age and health condition.
This 101-year old man was thought to be the oldest defendant in British legal history. Ralph, a lorry driver in Birmingham, UK, was accused of sexual offences but denied it. The man also happens to be the oldest defendant in the British legal history. The charges made against him were from 1974 to 1983. He was charged with making indecent physical contacts with children aged between 4 and 13.
The court in Birmingham charged him with 17 cases of indecent assault of a child, 12 cases of gross indecency with a child and two cases of attempted buggery of a child. It is said that the offences took place in Clarke's garage, workshop and in the cab of his lorry. Though he wasn't convicted, the victims did drag him to the court.
What these three cases tell us is this: No matter how long it has been; no matter how old is the offender, don't hesitate to defend your self-respect.
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