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Policeman jailed over underage gay sex

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  1. What’s the age difference got to do with it? If he was 16 and the guy was 38 no one would give a monkey’s. Sounds rather a cruel sentence to me. when a woman teacher did it she was described as a sex siren and every teenage boys fantasy; nuff said!!!!!!

  2. Yes, talking about age difference is totally hypocritical with men going with young girls all the time. There’s an age of consent law and he broke it, so it’s his mistake but let’s not lecture people on age differences when you can get 80 year olds marrying girls in their 20s.

  3. Brian Burton 1 Apr 2009, 4:54pm

    I do not agree with the Prison sentence!

  4. Sister Mary Clarence 1 Apr 2009, 5:40pm

    Its a complete breach of trust and the dirty little fu*ker should get his c*ck chopped off as far as I’m concerned.

    This renforces every stereotype about gay people being paedophiles and I’m staggered people on here are defending him.

    His job was to uphold the law and protect the vulerable from harm – he did neither, and what the f*ck the breakup of a relationship and debts have got with buggering a schoolboy I will never understand

  5. I agree with Sister Mary… There are consent age laws for a reason. It’s true that a large age difference in sexual partners is gross whether it is a 40-year-old with a 15-year-old or a 50-year-old with a 19-year-old. Both the 40-year-old and the 50-year-old deserve a certain amount of opprobrium.

    However, for laws to work, society has to draw a line. In America, the line is 18 (not sure what it is in England). He broke the family’s trust for which he deserves scorn, whether the boy was 15 or 18. But he also broke the law and for THAT reason he is going to jail.

  6. I have a bit of sympathy for the guy, but he could have waited until he was 16 couldn’t he? I’ve had boys under 16 wanting to see me, but I say no, come back when you’re 16.

  7. Brother Marty Clarence 1 Apr 2009, 6:33pm

    These things happen. Always have, always will. Judgement will always be done by the majority, not minority sexual society, according to their standards that are usually influenced by most of the things that minority sexual culture has difficulty identifying with in the first place. Do the crime, do the time, and move on as best you can. Just don’t let Sister Act-out and her gang anywhere near your privates (or a keyboard for that matter)!

  8. Sister Mary Clarence 1 Apr 2009, 7:29pm

    These things happen? Its not like he spilt his tea, or lost a fiver really is it?

  9. Mihangel apYrs 1 Apr 2009, 7:59pm

    let’s see, two and a half years with a “just under age” teenager, four years for manslaughter, fuck all really for sex with many under age teens in a straight set up.

    He was committing a crime, but it seems somewhat harsh since he wasn’t in a position of responsiblity, and the young man was nearly “of age”.

    Any hints of harsh punishment for the queer (who will have hell in prison)

  10. vulpus_rex 1 Apr 2009, 9:47pm

    “since he wasn’t in a position of responsiblity, and the young man was nearly “of age”.”

    He was a) a policeman and b) approached by the parents of the young man in the policeman’s role as a liason officer.

    Two roles that I think carry very clear responsibilities.

  11. Sister Mary Clarence 2 Apr 2009, 12:37am

    This was a total abuse of trust, by someone who new perfectly well it was wrong and he’s come up with some totally f*cked up excuse for doing it.

    He’d have been better off claiming he misunderstood he role as LGBT ‘liaison’ officer and thought he was mean to have it off with vulnerable members of the public.

    I would imagine the family is well f*cked up now

  12. Cruel and vindictive, the case of Oscar Wilde comes to mind.

    My bf is one third my age, and is accepted by all my friends. But we have built a huge wall of fire around the mystique of the “age of consent” and on the other side of that wall like the dragons of sexophobia who have chosen alleged pedophiles (or just people who like 15 year old boys — as who does not?) as their juicy scapegoats.

  13. corr. “lie the dragons”

  14. Mihangel apYrs 2 Apr 2009, 7:26am

    (sigh)

    It is emnlightening to see the extremely high moral stance taken high moral stance taken by some commentators. The mere fact that he’s been punished much more seriously than others in an equally privileged position, but thoseengaging in heterosexual actvity don’t seem to be so strictly punished.

    He had no position of responsibility, he was acting as an individual. He was asked for help, buit I really don’t see this being the role of the police force, so it was in a personal capacity.

    It was wrong, unwise, criminal, but the howls of self-righteous indignation here suggest a sacrifice to ensure that nobody else can be blamed rather than a rational response.

    And how does the teenager feel about it all being dragged theough the courts? I wonder how his emotional development will form?

  15. PCG, Germany 2 Apr 2009, 10:10am

    The bankers screwed up billions of people and are walking free…. what a brilliant justice system. No further comments.

  16. Typical bloody double standards! Boy of 12 fathers a child and no action! and many more of these underage hetrosexual,sexual encounters resulting in babies!. So where is the so called equal justice? Sex is sex. Hetro or Homo. But justice it seems is only dished out between consenting ( even if just under age) homo’s and NOT the hetro equivalent, spewing out kids as evidence! Age difference is totally erelevant! SO MUCH FOR EQUAL RIGHTS!

  17. This is a massive over-reaction. Period.

  18. Sister Mary Clarence 2 Apr 2009, 2:05pm

    Yeah, I think you’ll find John that the girl that had the kid was not impregnated by a policeman the family had asked to provide advice on family planning.

    The family approached the guy no doubt on the basis that they thought he was a respected member of the community and a positive role model that their son would respect and look up to.

    I think its unlikely that they anticipated that their son would be flat on his back with his legs in the air whilst ‘looking up to’ him.

  19. I really object to the comment by mmmmhmmmm saying that an age gap between two consenting adults of legal age is “gross”. What a small minded person.

  20. Father Ted 6 Apr 2009, 12:18am

    Please note: Sister Mary does not speak for all with a religous bent but perhaps she is without sin as she casts stones. The age difference is nonsense and the judge’s comments on that are a disgrace.The jail sentence is typical of reactionary law driven by a tabloid mentality that is fixated on sex. “Filth” and “perversion” are found where there is none. The report says the sex was consenual IE: no harm to anyone despite nitpicking about “responsible position” and other meaningless mantras. Let’s pray the lad and the man are not traumatised by this and recover from repressive government action that alreay encroaches into too many bedrooms .As to the infamous non-father Alfie-the main lesson there is that a tabloid attempted to buy the story and thus promote underage sex which would encourage others to do likewise, yet the tabloid escapes scot free to continue to profit from titilating the public’s insatibale appetite for same. If you haven’t worked out by now that the law truly is an ass, your’e not with the program. Amen

  21. John Rendle (NZ) 8 Apr 2009, 6:31am

    Geez, Sister Mary. I would hardly call him a pedophile for having sex with a fifteen year old, who is nearly sixteen! What all the concern about age differences too! Surely its about attraction isnt it…one man wanting another. Total overreaction to the situation, and then to be listed on a sex offenders register too. Very disappointing. Do they both get listed, because they both consented??

  22. On the subject of the “Child Father” how come he was not arrested for under age sex? And the mother too? And the parents for allowing it! There does seem a strange difference in moral outrage if you are gay or Straight. Yes the police officer did betray his trust but he has lost his job and his pension no doubt. A community service punishment would have been more appropriate and yes, so the lad was underage but did consent at 15 you are not a child; its hardly like the copper was molesting toddlers!

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