There have been two instances recently, of a highly repugnant and heinous nature, that favoured the perpetrators more than the young children, who are easily taken advantage of.
What is even more repulsive is when the presiding judge in justifying the decision, makes remarks to seemingly support such bestial acts.
It makes one wonder if our judges are competent and capable enough to make sound and wise decisions on such cases involving minors.
I have no doubt that our youngsters mature at a rapid rate with all the exposure to good and evil in the Net to guide or mislead them.
There is also the fear of parents that children cannot control their lust or impulses and could do something out of curiosity without realising or even thinking of the dire consequences.
However when such cases of sexual abuse of minors occur, it needs the protection by the law irrespective of whoever the offender is.
There has to be strict punishment and not sympathy to deter such future offenses being committed.
One does not need to have a law degree to see the weaknesses and irrational and unjustified judgments made by some of our learned people.
They are perhaps seen to fill the gap rather than being worthy of the sacred and highly honoured seat which is even above that of the premier or president of a country, who are also subjected to answer to any wrongdoing to these custodians of the country's laws.
If a proper decision is made by the presiding law enforcer, there would be no need for so many appeals and counter appeals to prolong a case and in the process, the offender enjoys freedom while waiting for the final outcome.
It will also certainly help to reduce the backlog of cases.
Laws should not be compromised for anyone and a country's status is also judged on its free, clean and intelligent judiciary system.
Sadly, our present judiciary system is seen to be controlled by the many tentacles around it.
I am a parent and I can empathise with the parents of the young victims who not only have to deal with the trauma and shame of their children's impregnation but are now subjected to further pain and humiliation by the decision of the judge, which many see as illogical.
Let us all hope this does not open the floodgates for more of these heinous crimes due to the leniency offered by the courts which seem to be very supportive and sympathetic to young offenders, just to make their future brighter.
In conclusion, may I ask the learned judges in both cases, if it was your young child, what would be your judgment? I rest my case.