Prosecutor Calls 13-Year-Old Abuse Victim 'Predatory'
Crown Prosecution Service says comments were 'inappropriate'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 7, 2013 2:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Britain's Crown Prosecution Service is in damage control mode today, after one of its prosecutors sparked a public outcry with comments out of the Humbert Humbert school of law. In a sentencing hearing on Monday, CPS prosecutor Robert Colover said that a 13-year-old girl abuse victim "is predatory in all her actions, and she is sexually experienced." Her attacker, 41-year-old Neil Wilson, got off with a suspended jail term, after admitting to sexual activity with a child and making extreme pornography, the BBC reports.

Public outrage predictably ensued. A Change.org petition urging the CPS to investigate has as of this writing garnered almost 35,400 signatures. Today, CPS said Colover's language was of "real concern," and said it will keep Colover off sexual assault cases until it finished investigating, the Independent reports. Authorities are also considering complaints against the judge; the Attorney General's Office said the sentence had been "possibly unduly lenient."

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WrestedRogue
Aug 8, 2013 8:33 PM CDT
I can't be sure what happened between the "attacker" and the girl, but I'm sure that the prosecutor raped her and should be in jail.
Pygmy_Rat
Aug 8, 2013 4:38 AM CDT
"Authorities are also considering complaints against the judge; the Attorney General's Office said the sentence had been "possibly unduly lenient." If it was a Trial by Jury and by a Jury of His own Peers then we can safely assume that the people in the Jury were all ...? ( Bear in mind that "Peers" means: Persons of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person. )
janelanejones
Aug 7, 2013 10:30 PM CDT
the guy had child porn and bestiality vids on his computer. what a sick f*ck.