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Thursday, 17 January 2013
"Ralph Mauger Victims Should Feel Lucky To Get A Paedophile Convicted In Jersey"
We’re devastated by this sentence
Paedophile Ralph Mauger
THE families of three girls sexually abused by a former honorary policeman say they are appalled by his 2½-year prison sentence.
In a statement released following the jailing by the Royal Court yesterday of Ralph Cyril Mauger (77), they said that they felt let down by the Jersey justice system and warned their experience of going through the horror of a trial would put other victims off coming forward.
The former Grouville Centenier and prominent Variety children’s charity fundraiser was found guilty at an Assize trial in December of five counts of indecent assault spanning a seven- to eight-year period. He was acquitted of three other charges.
"Counting Small Blessings"
Without appearing to be disrespectful toward the victims of Ralph Mauger, they should really be feeling rather pleased that their abuser has been brought to book in some small way!
When we look back at some of the harrowing stories from institutions like Haut De La Garenne and Blanche Pierre, it is not difficult to understand why these young ladies should be somewhat pleased with the outcome on an island like Jersey.
When we consider that prolific child abusers like Mario Lundy and Danny Wherry are currently holding extremely well paid jobs 'in government' without fear of prosecution, it is not hard to fathom out why I have written what I have above.
If Haut De La Garenne had not been exposed when it was, would Ralph Mauger have even been questioned, let alone convicted? I say absolutely not.
What the historic abuse victims endured, has at least paved the way to paedophiles being investigated and charged, a major breakthrough by any standards in Jersey. The Jersey police recently stated that they will investigate any instance of child abuse reported to them, so the victims of Mario Lundy and Danny Wherry,