No extra time for the rape and sexual assault

Stuff reports:

The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane can now be named as Jesse Shane Kempson.

It can now also be revealed that since being jailed for Grace’s murder, he has been convicted of raping a woman in a motel room – an incident that happened just months before he met Grace.

In October, Kempson was also found guilty of seriously assaulting and sexually violating a former girlfriend.

These were three different crimes carried out at different times with different victims.

But sadly for the victims of the rape and sexual assault he gets no extra jail time.

He got seven years and six months for the sexual assaults.

He got three and a half years for the rape.

And he already had the sentence of life for the murder with 17 years non parole.

The non parole period doesn’t get extended because of the rape and sexual assault convictions due to concurrent sentencing.

This seems wrong to me. I understand concurrent sentencing when it is say a string of burglaries – you don’t get six months per burglary. But for three such terrible crimes it seems wrong he gets no extra jail time.

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