Metro- A young girl whose parents did not believe she was being abused by a 71-year-old man has managed to bring him to justice. The 11-year-old used a recording device to catch David Peckett making sexual advances.
He told the girl: ‘You’re gorgeous. When am I going to get my kiss? You’re lovely. I fancy you. Don’t you fancy me?’
A court heard that Peckett, from Guisborough, east Cleveland, tried to separate the girl from two friends and asked her on a ‘treasure hunt’ with him in his car.
When one of the others asked if she could join them, he said there was no room in his people carrier.
However, Peckett was spared jail at Teesside Crown Court because of his ill health and previous good character. He was handed an eight month prison sentence suspended for 18 months and put on the sex offenders’ register for ten years.
First and foremost...ew. How the hell is this dirtbag spared a cell? He needs to be put behind bars and sentenced to a pillaging by 1,000 dicks. A 71 year old that gets busted trying to make out with an 11 year old shouldn't get let off the hook for the 70 years he spent not trying to make out with an 11 year old. Since we are talking about child molestation and not moving violations can we maybe be a little less cavalier with the punishments? Give the guy an official warning for cruising through a late yellow, not searching for his soul mate at the nearest playground. Maybe I'm being a little too harsh here, but seeing those quotes written out made my skin crawl and I have no time for the sexual advances made by senior citizens towards middle schoolers.
Anyway, credit to this girl for catching this grimy old man when her parents wouldn't believe her. Not only does she deserve praise for going 'Harriet The Spy' on some dude that's 20 years too old to realize that technology exists, but she just bought herself at least a few decades worth of the benefit of the doubt. If your Mom and Dad flat out disregard you when you say you have been molested and then you actually prove you've been molested they can't question a single thing you say for the rest of your life.
There will be no second guessing of whether or not this girl's homework is completed. There will be no parent-to-parent phone calls made when she says she's studying at Susie's when she's really just giving Susie's brother a hand job in the high school parking lot. I don't care if she comes home smelling like some Baskin Robbins/Dunkin' Donuts-esque Brewery/Crackhouse combo. Her parents no longer have the right to...well...parent. From here on out their soon-to-be-teenage daughter gets to be treated like their soon-to-be-teenage son, and that's the greatest freedom in all the land.