Exactly: there is no discrimination expressed here by the judge.I don't think 'good supportive background' is indicative of any social class. I think it means that he has family support (who aren't all similarly criminal minded) that will hopefully set him on the right track once he gets out. You can have a supportive family if you come from a low income family.
You can see a judge partially excusing someone who is more likely to offend again yet can't see them being a bit more lenient if their actions are an aberration and they have the support necessary to be rehabilitated?OK, maybe I was misunderstanding the "good background" thing. But Moonbear's point is a good one. I'm not sure I personally agree with using an explanation of someone's bad behavior to absolve him/her. But I could see a judge partially excusing a person who comes from a "bad" background. This doesn't make much sense.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Frotterismhe was dry humping his victims? why do get the impression he's not playing with a full deck?
sure, people have fetishes, but i think you are agreeing with me that perhaps he isn't fully in control of himself. he also claims not to remember some of the attacks. hard to say how much is malice, but he sounds a bit like a rowdy dog. maybe a few good swats with a newspaper and some chemical assistance would help.http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Frotterism
There was an " Intent to rape " , even when he did not actually rape anyone despite the fact that he could have , however it was still a bit more than Frotterism.
The judge possibly sensed that boy was a bit disadvantaged mentally - eight women are going to deal with being fondled - and none of them are going to be recompensed. Apparently it is going to be easy to monitor him.