Thursday, July 28, 2005



A trial in western France has convicted 62 defendants in a mass pedophilia trial. The sentences ranged to up to 28 years in prison for the rape and prostitution of 45 children between the ages of six months and 14 years.

And who are we to blame?

Lawyers for some of those convicted argued the crimes were the fault of state social workers for leaving dozens of children vulnerable to the ring that preyed on them.

Could you imagine having to use that line in your defence?