For the last 2 nights the BBC has shown a documentary called Catching Britaind Pedophiles.I't been on before but this was an up-date.
The main abusers were two men, Levine and Roemig, who conducted a 25 to 30 year campaign of abuse, rape, photographing and filming of young children.
Hundreds, of children.
They weren't the only ones, just the apparent ringleaders.
The pedophile squad of Scotland Yard spent over two years following, and eventually getting these men to the Old Bailey, the highest court in the land.
The heartbreaking work these few detectives did was heroic. And faced with the complete lack of remorse from these abusers I could not have done their job, not without losing it and striking them.
The Judge duly listened to the evidence and gave Levine 6 years and Roemig 3 years, and they will be on the sex offenders register for life. ( And that's no relation to the victims register, although life applies to that as well )
After the trial Detective Andy Murray made this emotional statement to camera.
"6 years is laughable really for a man that's been abusing children for 25 years.
It beggars belief really.
How they can destroy peoples lives - we've found children almost commiting suicide - they've had broken relationships - divorced - cant maintain sexual relationships with a partner because of the abuse they've suffered. And really it's them that are let down, not us. We just do our job. We put the work together and put it before the court.
It's them that have been let down the victims this abuse.........(long pause )....and I'm upset"
He, and his squad are rightly upset. They were shown in the film to be dedicated and fully aware of what we as victims have gone through. And I have nothing but admiration for them.
But if they're upset, I'm fucking livid !
What do we have to do to drag these judges kicking and screaming into the real world ?