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Todesritter
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005, 05:40 AM
(SOURCE: (http://www.ashburtonguardian.co.nz/index.asp?articleid=5770)Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd (http://www.ashburtonguardian.co.nz/index.asp?articleid=5770) )

Mother angry at rapist's release

By Jared Morgan
The mother of an Ashburton woman who was raped as a 15-year-old three years ago says the impending release of her daughter’s attacker has reopened old wounds.
The woman, who does not wish to be identified, said she had been notified he would be released on August 18 and returning to live in Ashburton.
She has spoken out because she believes people should be aware of his return to the community.
“I was angry at the time (of the offending), but I came to accept it,” she said. “When he’s coming out now after only three years, my anger has resurfaced.”
Jason Ross Ford, who was 16 at the time of the attack, was jailed for five years in April 2002 for what was described at his sentencing by Christchurch District Court judge Colin Doherty as the “atrocious” rape of the 15-year-old.
The incident took place about midnight on January 4 while the girl was walking home along Walnut Avenue. As she passed Ashburton Intermediate School, she was grabbed from behind and dragged into grassland near the administration buildings where she was raped and sodomised.
The girl had noticed a man following half a block behind her before the attack.
“A particularly aggravating factor is that the rape and other atrocities committed on the young girl were committed while you were on bail for earlier sexual offending. It seems a frightening degree of calculation and callousness in one so young,” Judge Doherty said in sentencing Ford.
He was also charged with the indecent assault of two Japanese women in Ashburton in June and September 2001, and the attempted aggravated robbery of a Christchurch dairy only days after the rape, pleading guilty to all nine charges he faced.
“He got five years, of course I wanted 10,” the woman said. “I’m angry because he hasn’t served his full time.”
Prior to sentencing, Ford’s counsel Gilbert Hay said he had faced some of the victims in a family group conference and apologised. He was remorseful and accepted the aggravating features, but in mitigation was his age and prompt guilty pleas.
“My daughter was walking home – that’s a no-no,” she admitted. “But my view is at least people should be aware there is a known rapist in the community.”
Ashburton police senior sergeant Arnold Kelly confirmed police were aware of Ford’s release but he could not say where Ford was going to be based.
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QuietWind
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005, 04:35 PM
That is horrible. He is going to do it again-- just wait and see. Sex offenders are the most likely of all people in prison to re-offend after being released. He has done it more than once already. Of course he is "sorry" while in prison-- sorry for being caught that is. He isn't sorry for what he did. He is sorry that he got caught.

Todesritter
Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 09:50 AM
That is horrible. He is going to do it again-- just wait and see. Sex offenders are the most likely of all people in prison to re-offend after being released. He has done it more than once already. Of course he is "sorry" while in prison-- sorry for being caught that is. He isn't sorry for what he did. He is sorry that he got caught.

Perhaps a good example of what may need to happen is provided by the Spanish Mother in this thread (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=36008) (http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=36008).