We have often discussed the relatively low sentences handed out in some English cases. While our country goes to the opposite extreme, it sometimes shocks the conscience to see disproportionately light sentences. One such case is that of Ilyas and Tallat Ashar who brought a 10-year-old girl to England where she was repeatedly raped, kept in appalling conditions against her will, and used as more of a slave than a servant. That was roughly a decade of abuse. However, Ilyas Ashar, 84, who was found guilty of 13 counts of rape, was jailed for 13 years. That is roughly a year for year of confinement, rape, and abuse. Tallat Ashar, 68, convicted of benefit fraud and trafficking, got only five years.
While the sentence will likely result in his dying in prison given his age, it is still a sentence that seems modest in comparison to the list of wrongs done to this child. If there were a case for a life sentence, it would seem to be the trafficking of a child to be raped and effectively enslaved for roughly a decade. The girl, from Pakistan, is also deaf and cannot speak.
The two then claimed years of benefits for the child as she was used as house servant and forced to live in the cellar.
Judge Peter Lakin acknowledged that the couple showed no remorse and that the girl was “exploited. . . physically, mentally and economically.” For “consigned her to a life of misery and degradation” Lakin gave them 13 and 5 year terms. He noted that the two are “deeply unpleasant, highly manipulative and dishonest people.” By the way, their biological daughter Faaiza Ashar, 46, was given only a 12-month community order with 300 hours of unpaid work for benefit fraud.
Do you consider these sentences to be sufficiently high given the rape and abuse of this disabled girl?
25 thoughts on “English Couple Keeps Disabled Pakistani Girl In Confinement Where She Is Repeatedly Raped . . . Given Just 13 Years For A Decade Of Abuse”
you mean to tell me the military isnt just raping the young world willy nilly?
Are you saying I am to blame because I vote for curs and rubes to make the laws under which you have to operate?
I would agree with you. The civilian leadership in this country stinks.
Dredd, I certainly hope I wouldn’t be charged with some crime for policies that were established by an elected body of people.
By extension, everyone of voting age in this country is responsible for “raping the young world”. The military doesn’t go anywhere without civilian direction….. hopefully that isn’t some sort of surprise.
It is true that there’s more to our Prison population than meets the eye. Especially when it comes to the issues of “who” is “REALLY” making money off the drug trade.
Be that as it may be, it is a problem that the nation – as a whole – is working steadily upon curring. Though I don’t utilize it, herb is not as bad to smoke as nico cigs; it is the over consumption of such that’s the issue. Draconian laws exists until we collectively seek change.
On the other hand, when it comes to crimes against another physically – IMO – giving persons such as this sinister party, anything less than life, is absolutely appalling.
The savagery of American sentencing makes us the greatest prison nation in the world! Some crimes of mass murder & mass mutilation where there is not a shadow of doubt could be dealt with almost instant death. Rape & real child abuse gets everyone going on punishment & revenge, but it takes a clear head to give a logical sentence.
Ack to Tony Sidaway. It is, indeed, the pointless savagery of American sentencing that gives us this dubious ‘first position’. Britain made this same mistake, but worse about 200 years ago when the saying ‘Might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb’ was coined. Crime was not solved by the the new draconian laws; it got worse until the barbaric laws were repealed or replaced with more humane ones. Many came to America to get away from that kind of thing but now its worse here than there.
QUOTE “What sentence should the U.S.A. military get for raping the young world?”
WHOA….I think you meant U.S.A. LEADERS of the military & LEADERS of our country…
These servicemen & servicewomen didn’t think up these wars by themselves, or the torture…but then they were sentenced to prison for the President (and his crew’s) policies!!
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