I was shocked to hear last week that 56-year-old Obidzans Bobonazarovs of Crewe escaped jail despite pleading guilty to a raft of sexual offences involving as many as 13 children, some aged as young as nine years old.
Suspended sentencing may work for first time, non-violent offenders who pose no risk to public safety, however Bobonazarov’s crimes were of a very serious nature that should result in immediate custodial sentencing. Sadly, he was let off with a slap on the wrist.
Cheshire Police did an excellent job in tracking this man down before he was able to exploit any more children online. Sadly, the victims and their families have been let down by a soft-touch judge by issuing only a suspended prison sentence.
Louise Bours, MEP