Does deafness affect the conscience? Even deaf and dumb sef know when they doing wrong. TWO evil sisters who sexually abused a boy when he was aged just six and then again when he was a teenager have been spared jail – because they are both DEAF.
Julie Fellows, 30, and her sister Jennifer, 32, who are believed to be Britain’s first deaf female paedophiles, targeted the youngster over a period spanning ten years.
A court heard Julie was aged 14 when she lured the young boy, aged six, into a petrol station toilets in 2000 where she touched herself intimately.
On another occasion she performed oral sex on the victim who thought the behaviour was “the norm” because it happened so frequently.
Julie also had sex with the boy on a sofa several years later when he was aged 14 while her boyfriend
asleep in the the same property.
The abuse only stopped when the victim spoke to friends and realised the behaviour wasn’t normal.
Julie was found guilty following a trial of indecently assaulting a boy between the ages of six and nine from October 2000 to April 2004, and sexual activity with the same child between the ages of 13 to 17 from October 2008 to October 2010.
Jennifer admitted gross indecency with a child under 16 between October 2000 and April 2004 and inciting a male child aged between 13 and 17 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity between October 2008 and October 2010.
But today the sisters, of Kington, Herefordshire, were sensationally spared jailed when they were sentenced at Worcester Crown Court.
Judge Robert Juckes QC decided not to cage them even though the starting point in guidelines for Julie’s offending was SIX years in prison, with a starting point of one year in jail for Jennifer.
The judge said he was sparing the sisters an immediate jail term because their deafness would mean they would be in a state of “complete isolation” in prison.
Sentencing to the pair via sign language interpreters, Judge Juckes added: “This is a depressing and disturbing case.
Source: SunUK