Prison wedding for child rapist Neville Jones Article from: Sunday Herald Sun Liam Houlihan
August 31, 2008 12:00am
A CHILD rapist described by his sentencing judge as the lowest of the low has been allowed a wedding inside a Victorian jail
And taxpayers have paid for it.
Neville Jones was sentenced to a maximum seven years for multiple rapes against a pre-teen child, who he also forced to view pornography.
But the serial sex offender was allowed a ceremony and celebration in Ararat Prison.
The approval for the pedophile's wedding overruled a decision by an Ararat jail boss to reject it. And the taxpayer-funded event included:
A BUFFET of sandwiches and coffee.
USE of the jail's visitor centre.
A PRISON chaplain to perform the service.
SPECIAL security details.
A PROGRAM co-ordinator.
"What they did for us in there was pretty outstanding -- the trouble they went to," bride Bev Jones said.
Wardens who had booked the visitor centre for a meeting were kicked out, she said.
The wedding was initially rejected by the prison's acting boss last August.
"He thought he (Jones) might be a risk to me," Ms Jones said. But after gaining legal assistance, Ms Jones was granted permission in June.
The wedding - on the first day of the Olympics - was criticised by the mother of Neville Jones's victim.
What a fucked up world we live in. I don't really care that our taxes paid for this sick example of everything that is wrong in our society. But I thought being sent to jail meant that you loose everyday privileges including marriage. What purpose does it serve. It is ridiculous and wrong.
What a slap in the face for victims. If this child sex offender wants a relationship I am sure someone in there could make him their bitch. That is what he deserves. What is even mos disturbing is what sort of women would want to marry a serving convict and even worse a child sex offender. I can only guess she is either an inbred or just a sad pathetic desperate piece of trash.
Lets start treating prisoners like prisoners and stop continually slapping our victims of crime in the face. Oh and looking at the small wedding shot in the sun-I am guessing inbred.