Friday, February 24, 2012

Ian Appleton to be re-sentenced

Mluleki Mrwebi
24 February 2012

The parents of an 11-year-old boy who was repeatedly abused by convicted paedophile Ian Appleton, said that they are anxious about his re-sentencing today.

Appleton a former school teacher admitted to abusing the boy between 2007 and 2009.

He was sentenced to five years behind bars.

But in 2011 the Western Cape High Court set aside his prison sentence.

Western Cape judges ordered the Paarl Regional Court
to impose a sentence that would include correctional supervision and direct imprisonment.

The boy's father said that the family is unhappy about his sentence.

The father further said that his son was still traumatized and haunted by the abuse.



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