This dirty old sick Paedophile Clifford John Frith is trying to get out of going to jail because he is OLD! Can you believe it, he got away with his crimes for years, lives in a beach front mansion and wants home detention…Well I say stuff that, I do not care if he is 19 or a 109, he deserves jail and must go to jail.What does this tell us as a society if he doesn’t.
It is ok to commit crimes if you are old, because they will not jail me? Or is it because he was an artist? Or rich? He has to go to jail , NO IFS BUTTS OR otherwise. well he might find some butts in jail, old sicko!
Clifford John Frith, 86, who rose to fame as an artist in the 1970s, was found guilty of sexually abusing two young girls in Adelaide more than 20 years ago.
Defence lawyers told the court that Frith is now a frail and ill old man and would suffer unduly if he was jailed for his crimes. That is what jail is for, do the crime do the time old man!
They said Frith, who lives in a beachfront mansion, should instead be placed on home detention. Home detention in his beach-front mansion? Stuff that, sell his house while he is jail and give the money to his victims sounds fair to me.
Prosecutor Peter Longson said submissions alleging Frith would suffer unduly in jail because of his fragile mental state should not persuade the judge to be lenient.
“Of course Mr Firth is depressed. If he wasn’t depressed there would be something wrong with him,” he said.
“He is no different from anyone else who has to sit in the dock and doesn’t know what their fate is.” Spot on
“He’s ended up in this situation of his own doing, and he doesn’t want to spend a day in Yatala, that is understandable that would make anyone depressed.”
Mr Longson said although Frith pleaded guilty to sex charges relating to the second victim, he only did so because the Judge made factual findings against him in the first case.
“It’s almost a tragedy that Mr Firth’s pride is simply preventing him from admitting his conduct,” he said.
“He’s effectively saying ‘I only pleaded guilty because I have had enough of court and I wanted it all to stop, but I didn’t do any of this’.”
“He has drawn this court case out for four years… and has the temerity to go around telling everyone who will listen that they [the victims] are doing this for the money.”
“What you have is an 86-year-old man who suffers from conditions of old age, who has had 20 years from the time of the offending until now to enjoy life during those good years of health because he wasn’t called to account.”
Judge David Smith will sentence Frith later this month.