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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #270 on: October 21, 2018, 09:18:18 PM »
http://portugalresident.com/rape-of-british-tourist-results-in-suspended-sentence
Jusice Portuguese style... What a disgraceful judgement
Under most circumstances sentences of 5 years or less are suspended.

Kate's lawyer should have made clear to her that a 2 year sentence for body occultation would be suspended.

Would that be a disgraceful judgement?
What's it all about, Alfie?

Offline sadie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #271 on: October 21, 2018, 10:04:12 PM »
Under most circumstances sentences of 5 years or less are suspended.

Kate's lawyer should have made clear to her that a 2 year sentence for body occultation would be suspended.

Would that be a disgraceful judgement?

Yes it would have been, because the PJ had nothing on the Mccanns to judge against them

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #272 on: October 21, 2018, 10:07:42 PM »
Under most circumstances sentences of 5 years or less are suspended.

Kate's lawyer should have made clear to her that a 2 year sentence for body occultation would be suspended.

Would that be a disgraceful judgement?
Do you support a suspended sentence for rape?  And yes, two years suspended for hiding your child’s body would be far too lenient imo.
"The answer is that no-one here believes the parents were directly involved in MM's disappearance" - G-Unit.

Offline Brietta

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #273 on: October 21, 2018, 11:34:38 PM »
Under most circumstances sentences of 5 years or less are suspended.

Kate's lawyer should have made clear to her that a 2 year sentence for body occultation would be suspended.

Would that be a disgraceful judgement?

In my opinion if you are correct that sentences of less than five years are suspended the sentence for the heinous crimes perpetrated on the British girl merited that being taken into consideration when the sentence was being handed down.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #274 on: October 21, 2018, 11:52:24 PM »
Don't shoot the messenger.   *&^^&
What's it all about, Alfie?

Offline misty

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #275 on: October 21, 2018, 11:56:57 PM »
Here's another case which is even more at odds with judicial punishment than the rape case. What planet are these judges on?


http://portugalresident.com/pedophile-teacher-spared-jail-after-receiving-seven-and-a-half-year-sentence
Posted by PORTUGALPRESS on October 11, 2018
Évora appeals court has this week decided to spare a swimming teacher from the seven-and-a-half year jail term for child sex abuse handed out in February.

Seventy-year-old Joaquim Patrício originally received a prison term of 12 years for five crimes against two girls, aged eight and nine, committed at a swimming pool in Vidigueira. But the ‘cumulative punishment’ rounded down to seven-and-a-half years.

Patrício put in for appeal - which meant he remained at liberty while the judgement went forwards.

Now that appeal court judges have reduced the original sentence - to five years suspended - Patrício will end up not going to jail at all.

Compensation payments set in the first trial still stand (Patrício was ordered to pay one victim 15,000 euros and the other 7,500 euros), as does the 10-year ban on exercising any kind of profession with children.

The judges’ explanation for reducing the sentence was that “in spite of the alarm that these kind of crimes cause”, Patrício “did not have any previous criminal convictions” and, as far as they could see, “the facts (of the case) were not of a very high level of illegality”, making the penalties conferred “excessive and too high”.

At the original trail, the judge heard how Patrício had “placed his hand within the bathing suit” of one of his victims, putting a finger inside the child’s vagina, “causing pain”.

A local report at the time said that the mother of one of the children had left the court in tears once the sentence was read out.

The same news sources remarks this week that in September another teacher accused of pedophilia was sent to jail for 18 years for 14 crimes of abuse, as well as various crimes of mistreatment of minors.

It is unclear whether that teacher too has taken his case to appeal.

But in Porto this week PJ police arrested a 44-year-old IT employee convicted in 2014 to 10 years behind bars for child sex abuse but who has also remained at liberty pending an appeal ever since.

The man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of four further crimes against.

Inspectors “believe there could be many more victims throughout the country”, writes Correio da Manhã, describing a “quantity of pornographic images and videos of children” discovered on the man’s mobile phone and computer.

This time round, says the paper, the man has been held in preventive custody and will be assessed by psychologists “to see whether he suffers from a disturbance or sexual compulsion”.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com


Offline Brietta

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #276 on: October 22, 2018, 12:09:52 AM »
Here's another case which is even more at odds with judicial punishment than the rape case. What planet are these judges on?


http://portugalresident.com/pedophile-teacher-spared-jail-after-receiving-seven-and-a-half-year-sentence
Posted by PORTUGALPRESS on October 11, 2018
Évora appeals court has this week decided to spare a swimming teacher from the seven-and-a-half year jail term for child sex abuse handed out in February.

Seventy-year-old Joaquim Patrício originally received a prison term of 12 years for five crimes against two girls, aged eight and nine, committed at a swimming pool in Vidigueira. But the ‘cumulative punishment’ rounded down to seven-and-a-half years.

Patrício put in for appeal - which meant he remained at liberty while the judgement went forwards.

Now that appeal court judges have reduced the original sentence - to five years suspended - Patrício will end up not going to jail at all.

Compensation payments set in the first trial still stand (Patrício was ordered to pay one victim 15,000 euros and the other 7,500 euros), as does the 10-year ban on exercising any kind of profession with children.

The judges’ explanation for reducing the sentence was that “in spite of the alarm that these kind of crimes cause”, Patrício “did not have any previous criminal convictions” and, as far as they could see, “the facts (of the case) were not of a very high level of illegality”, making the penalties conferred “excessive and too high”.

At the original trail, the judge heard how Patrício had “placed his hand within the bathing suit” of one of his victims, putting a finger inside the child’s vagina, “causing pain”.

A local report at the time said that the mother of one of the children had left the court in tears once the sentence was read out.

The same news sources remarks this week that in September another teacher accused of pedophilia was sent to jail for 18 years for 14 crimes of abuse, as well as various crimes of mistreatment of minors.

It is unclear whether that teacher too has taken his case to appeal.

But in Porto this week PJ police arrested a 44-year-old IT employee convicted in 2014 to 10 years behind bars for child sex abuse but who has also remained at liberty pending an appeal ever since.

The man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of four further crimes against.

Inspectors “believe there could be many more victims throughout the country”, writes Correio da Manhã, describing a “quantity of pornographic images and videos of children” discovered on the man’s mobile phone and computer.

This time round, says the paper, the man has been held in preventive custody and will be assessed by psychologists “to see whether he suffers from a disturbance or sexual compulsion”.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com

My reading of that is that he was enabled to commit four more offences against children while enjoying freedom until his appeal was heard.

If so it is my opinion that he is not the only one guilty of an offence ... the system which allowed it needs a critical review with public safety at the heart of it.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline misty

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #277 on: October 22, 2018, 12:28:00 AM »
My reading of that is that he was enabled to commit four more offences against children while enjoying freedom until his appeal was heard.

If so it is my opinion that he is not the only one guilty of an offence ... the system which allowed it needs a critical review with public safety at the heart of it.

I don't think Portugal is unique in its failures to deal appropriately with ex offenders. The latest grooming gang case in Huddersfield is yet another sorry indictment of the failures on our own doorstep.

Offline Brietta

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #278 on: October 22, 2018, 01:32:20 AM »
I don't think Portugal is unique in its failures to deal appropriately with ex offenders. The latest grooming gang case in Huddersfield is yet another sorry indictment of the failures on our own doorstep.

Unfortunately you have got it spot on Misty.  There are far too any examples of the lack of value given to children and young people.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline John

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #279 on: October 22, 2018, 11:08:52 AM »
I am reviewing everything that was posted yesterday following several complaints. Inappropriate posting of any sort will not be tolerated and especially so given the number of warnings that have a already been given. Sanctions and/or suspensions could well follow.

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Offline Brietta

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #280 on: February 01, 2019, 12:07:56 AM »
LEFT TO DIE Brit was stripped, stabbed and scalped in ‘ritual shaming’ over alleged affair with a married man by gypsies in Portugal

Leighanne Rumney, 22, was naked when she staggered into the road to flag down a car after the attack in a Portuguese forest

EXCLUSIVE
By Nick Parker and Gerard Couzens
31st January 2019

A BRITISH beauty was stabbed and had her hair hacked off in a "ritual shaming" by a gypsy gang who wrongly accused her of having an affair with a married man.

Pretty Leighanne Rumney, 22, was kidnapped by the man’s relatives, who stripped her and stabbed her repeatedly in the back before chopping off her long blonde hair.

She lost two litres of blood and needed emergency surgery after staggering naked into the road to flag down a passing car following the horror in a Portuguese forest.

Traumatised Leighanne, told The Sun yesterday she no longer takes showers because she is haunted by the feeling of warm blood pouring down her back.

Her two female attackers - said to be the man’s wife and mother - and a male getaway car driver face trial in Portugal next week.

The attractive Geordie was working as a waitress at The Hot Shot Bar in Albufeira on the Algarve when she caught the eye of a local Roma gypsy regular.

She spurned his advances but his family became convinced they were having an affair - and lured her into a trap to exact ritual revenge, the court will hear.

Leighanne told The Sun yesterday: “I noticed this man was taking an interest in me when I was working behind the bar but didn’t fancy him and never dated him.

“But his family seemed to think we were having an affair and wouldn’t listen to me when I tried to explain nothing was going on.

“I was very naive and made the mistake of getting into their car while trying to argue I was innocent then realised straight away I was in trouble.

“They drove me 45 minutes away from where I lived to a remote spot then opened and bag which I saw contained two knives and scissors.

“I was convinced they were going to kill me and was so scared I didn’t move or speak as the two women stripped me naked and started stabbing me in the back.

“They finally took the scissors and chopped off all my hair - it was some kind of a ritual to shame me - then left me with blood pouring from my wounds.”

Leighanne was fading fast and naked apart from her sandals but managed to crawl to a road and was saved by a passing driver.

NINE SCARS IN TOTAL
The vicious attack happened in May 2015 - but is only now coming to court next Wednesday in Albufeira amid concerns that the gang could intimidate police and witnesses.

Leighanne - who has since given birth to a baby boy after recovering from her ordeal back home in the North East of England - said: “I’ve been scarred for life - I’ve nine scars in total all over my back.

“I was covered in so much blood I thought I was dying and now have baths rather than showers because I get flashbacks of blood pouring down my body.

“The Portuguese police took statements and took pictures of my injuries at the time but I’ve heard nothing since and didn’t even know there was a court case next week.

“But I’m hoping these people finally get what they deserve for what they did to me.

“My physical scars have healed but the mental ones are still there - they should pay for what they did.”

Accused Rute Isabel Almeida, 40, and Eliana Carvalho, 24, have been charged with kidnap and assault alongside driver Tiago Soutenho, 22.

The trio - said by police and court officials to be from the local Roma gypsy community from Porches near Albufeira - are alleged to have attacked Leighanne near Alcantarilha.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8326415/brit-stabbed-scalped-ritual-shaming-gypsies/



The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #281 on: March 11, 2019, 10:38:30 AM »
From today´s Correio da Manhã, via Googlish.

"Motorists who drove on the Via do Infante (A22) in the direction of Portimão - Faro, during the early hours of Sunday, did not win the shock when they realized that a car was running against the road. The alert for the situation was given by 02:51, via 112, when the car was detected to be the circular between Loulé and Albufeira. It ended up being detained, about 30 km later, near Lagoa. He was drunk. According to the CM, the 53-year-old offender was contacted by a source from the Faro Command of the GNR, and was eventually intercepted by the military of the Faro Transit detachment of the GNR. In spite of the many kilometers that circulated against, there is no record of any accident. Just scared of those who met him.

Read more in: https://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/bebedo-andou-30-km-em-contramao-na-a22?ref=HP_DestaqueLateral"

'running against the road' means he was heading along the A22 motorway on the wrong side, into oncoming traffic.

He was found to be drunk.

Trying to drive head on into traffic whilst drunk suggests a Brit, but the article does not answer this point.

Final clarification.  Lagos and Lagoa are two entirely separate towns, many miles apart.  This news report is about Lagoa.
What's it all about, Alfie?

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #282 on: March 11, 2019, 10:52:06 AM »
From today´s Correio da Manhã, via Googlish.

"Motorists who drove on the Via do Infante (A22) in the direction of Portimão - Faro, during the early hours of Sunday, did not win the shock when they realized that a car was running against the road. The alert for the situation was given by 02:51, via 112, when the car was detected to be the circular between Loulé and Albufeira. It ended up being detained, about 30 km later, near Lagoa. He was drunk. According to the CM, the 53-year-old offender was contacted by a source from the Faro Command of the GNR, and was eventually intercepted by the military of the Faro Transit detachment of the GNR. In spite of the many kilometers that circulated against, there is no record of any accident. Just scared of those who met him.

Read more in: https://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe/bebedo-andou-30-km-em-contramao-na-a22?ref=HP_DestaqueLateral"

'running against the road' means he was heading along the A22 motorway on the wrong side, into oncoming traffic.

He was found to be drunk.

Trying to drive head on into traffic whilst drunk suggests a Brit, but the article does not answer this point.

Final clarification.  Lagos and Lagoa are two entirely separate towns, many miles apart.  This news report is about Lagoa.
What a racist comment.
"The answer is that no-one here believes the parents were directly involved in MM's disappearance" - G-Unit.

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #283 on: March 11, 2019, 11:57:04 AM »
What a racist comment.
How many countries drive on the 'wrong' side of the road?  How many of those visit the Algarve?  I don't know about the Irish.

But it still suggests a Britto Thicko.

If it looks like a donkey, smells like a donkey, and brays like a donkey, then my money is on donkey.

 &^^&*
What's it all about, Alfie?

Offline Erngath

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #284 on: March 11, 2019, 12:42:53 PM »
How many countries drive on the 'wrong' side of the road?  How many of those visit the Algarve?  I don't know about the Irish.

But it still suggests a Britto Thicko.

If it looks like a donkey, smells like a donkey, and brays like a donkey, then my money is on donkey.

 &^^&*


Similar perhaps to the Portuguese " thicko" lorry driver who killed an entire family of of six in Cheshire by breaking the law in using his mobile  while driving?

Deal with the failings of others as gently as with your own.