Here is Judge Joanna Korner . She is a judge who seems to think that the abuse of children is not a serious enough crime to warrant a custodial sentence. She fails to understand the long lasting impact these evil offences have on the young and vulnerable child survivors. The sentences are quite simply a insult to the victims involved.
Judge Joanna Korner you are hereby NAMED AND SHAMED !
Thankfully judge Joanna Korner has not been a judge in many child abuse cases, but here is one that stands out as being far too lenient
A gymnastics coach who sexually abused seven teenage girls walks free from court as judge accepts his ‘remorse’ despite attempts to blame victims
Bob Bellew, 66 admitted a string of sexual abuse charges, spanning 40 years, against girls he was tutoring.
He was spared jail at Snaresbrook Crown Court by a judge who said he had demonstrated ‘genuine remorse’.
Bellew, who shook uncontrollably throughout the hearing, admitted touching three children while working at a south London primary school in the 1970s.
He offered help to three of them with groin injuries, and after removing their clothes he groped them.
He touched the daughter of a friend after offering her private tutoring, and another had her thigh stroked when she was invited to his home.
He also admitted touching two teenagers in offences between 1998 and 2004, on the pretext of helping them perform a routine.
Judge Joanna Korner handed Bellew a 15-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and banned him from working with children.
She said: ‘These were not specimens of a course of conduct, but actually single offences which you engaged against these girls.
‘It does seem to me that this is a case where the punishment has in effect already begun, in the effect this had on you, for the loss of your standing and the strain of waiting to find out what would happen.
‘Accordingly, I have come to the conclusion that this is one of the cases where punishment may be tempered with mercy.’
After denying the claims for months, Bellew suddenly came clean, pleading guilty to eight of 17 charges involving seven children just two weeks before he was due to stand trial.
Bellew, from New Cross, south east London, admitted seven counts of indecent assault and one of sexual touching.
A further nine charges were left to lie on the court file.
Sentencing him, the judge said: ‘You were one of the most highly regarded gym coaches in this country and much of your life has been spent doing good to others in particular young people.