Woman who sold baby on Gumtree gets suspended sentence

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She pleaded guilty and showed penitence.
Re the penitence bit -

“She equated her baby to an object. From my assessments, she showed no signs of empathy toward her child. When I asked how she felt selling her baby, she said she felt nothing,” said Pillay.
The lady is clearly damaged but as DJ says, a jail sentence isn't necessarily going to fix that unless it comes with some psychiatric help.
 

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"She was sentenced to a period of five years imprisonment, which was wholly suspended, as well as correctional supervision,”
With the government's stance on human trafficking and the whole visa/tourism stuff up this sentence some how shows how serious they are and how effective they are at enforcing the law.
 

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With the government's stance on human trafficking and the whole visa/tourism stuff up this sentence some how shows how serious they are and how effective they are at enforcing the law.
You really think locking up a mentally challenged woman who for all intents and purposes is not the kind of target they are after, to use as the poster-child for their human-trafficking campaign, was in any way correct for anyone involved?

FYI, they've nailed quite a few paedophiles this year - some very big cases have been cracked. One doesn't need to target someone incapable of defending herself, simply for the sake of it...
 
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