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John Ward – Exclusive : Judge With Long Track-Record Of Bizarre Paedophile Verdicts Becomes Resident Judge In Exeter – Seven Years Bad Luck For Abuse Victims In The West Country – 29 November 2012

Astonishing decision to promote controversial ‘paedophile-soft’ Judge

On 2nd August 2012, Judge Francis Gilbert QC (left) was appointed resident judge at Exeter. He has a long – and  to me, inexplicable – history in the West Country of handing out light sentences to, giving bail to, and overturning verdicts against, paedophiles – primarily in Plymouth. The Slog lays out this judge’s history of odd decisions over the last seven years. Continue reading