Edathy: prosecutor accused Kinderschutzbund hypocrisy
The ex- MP, Sebastian Edathy should pay 5000 euros to the child protection agency. The association refused indignantly – yet he takes in similar cases the money.
Short on time? At the end of the text’s a summary.
The notification sent to the Child Protection Agency Lower Saxony at noon, was in the headline only one word:’ Thank you’.
state leader John Smith had explained that he was ” overwhelmed by the generosity and solidarity’ this week. About 40,000 Euros, the club have collected in a short time.
The sum is the result of well-calculated outrage. The children Guards had refused to accept money from Edathy Sebastian. Euro 5000 should refer to the former SPD Member of Parliament, because he had pictures of naked boys possessed. In return, the district court Verden adjusted the process.’ A fatal signal, ” thundered Schmidt. If it were obvious to a’ ransom’.
Donations wave rolled off.
In general, conceded
The terminating the proceeding Edathy has outraged many German. The justice system had let him off, so the feeling and he did not even show true remorse. This has the anger still increased, more than 180,000 people signed on the net a’ petition’ against the court order. The decision of the child protection collar got immense popularity. True to the motto: Finally someone shows that on the borders.
Schmidt has just captured this mood – and used.
Alone In similar cases, the child protection agency has accepted payments without any fuss. It was’ standard practice’ that judges’ provide for the Protection of Children’ money constraints in child porn procedure, says Christian Friehoff, chairman of the judges League North Rhine – Westphalia (NRW ).
‘ Just the money runs out child pornography process often go to children and youth protection services’, says lawyer also Steffen Lindberg from Mannheim. This very often could be set themselves on a list to be considered in the case of payments.
In the past ten years Lindberg led more than a hundred children Porn method. He knew of no case in which the money of an accused had been rejected. The approach of the Child Protection League in attracting media attention Causa Edathy was’ hypocrisy’
Heinz Hilgers, the Germany boss of the club, trying told SPIEGEL ONLINE to explain the balancing act. In general, it is’ right’ that judges in child pornography process the child protection agency would see as addressees of money editions – take payments also.
Edathy but is the exception because he had only a’ purely tactical confession’ stored.’ He shows no insight, no regrets’, Hilgers said. He had no known method in which the defendant had so’ lachrymose’ behavior. If a case Edathy repeat, Hilgers will internally’ advise that money will not take’.
But how does the child protection agency in cases that are less publicity, ever check whether a defendant is remorseful? And repentance is good at all as a benchmark?
‘The payment has a certain propitiatory character’
fines from court cases are a great source of income for the Protection of Children, they enable its important work. In the years 2011 to 2013, the club took, according to the research organization’ a corrective’ total of at least 5.5 million euros in this way a. A detailed breakdown of procedures and offenses is not available.
If judges and prosecutors impose a condition that it can decide which charities benefit. Often the sums also flow into the state treasury. In child porn proceedings, the money circulation’ in part a certain propitiatory character’ said Judge Friehoff from Judges Association in NRW.
Edathy will have to pay, if not in the child protection agency. On Tuesday, the district court Verden will decide which organization is considered instead.
In summary: The child porn trial of Edathy Sebastian set against a payment of 5000 Euro. The Child Protection Agency refused to accept the money, and got a lot of encouragement. In other similar cases, however, the club had no concerns.