Britain meets its "first 101-year-old court defendant"


#1

[Read the post]


#2

The trial isn’t until December, what’s the odds he’ll still be fit to stand trial then?


#3

Clarke, who was born in March 1915, is alleged to have committed 17 indecent assaults, 12 offences of indecency with a child, and two attempted serious sexual offences between 1974 and 1983.

How many people can be expected to give reliable testimony about events occurring 33 years prior?


#4

If we ever figure out how to resurrect dead people, we’ll have to make sure people don’t commit crimes without statutes of limitations just to get brought back to life later on.


#5

This is what bugs you?

I think it’s chilling when we notice that he was in his 70s when the charges start. What are the odds that he started acting on his paedophile tendencies only in his older years? The real number of victims must be terrifying.


#6

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.