From ABC site Friday, March 24, 2006
'Gang rapists' sentences cut
The New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal has reduced the sentences given to two Sydney men who gang raped a teenage girl in a violent home invasion in the city's west.
In July 2003 a group of men broke into a unit in Sydney's west, tying up a family at knifepoint and repeatedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
Her injuries were so serious that they required treatment under general anaesthetic.
Dudley Mark Aslett and his nephew, Steven James Aslett, were given maximum sentences of 40 and 24 years respectively for their roles in the armed robbery and the attack on the teenager.
But the Court of Criminal Appeal has reduced both men's sentences, finding the original jail terms were manifestly excessive and that the judge had made errors in deciding on the jail terms.
Dudley Aslett has been resentenced to a maximum term of 30 years in jail and Steven Aslett will now spend up to 20 years in jail.'
‘Maximum’ and ‘up to’ means that sentences can be further reduced for good behaviour, and we can see them out if half the time.
Very emotional stuff if you are behind victims, but if I had it my way they would be at least castrated and if possible executed.
This way we have to spend up to $3,000,000+ to keep them locked and no guarantee that after release they are not going to rape again.
The only good news that thanks to people like them some have a job, and if released earlier we actually save some money.