Humphries sentence must be questioned – Hainsworth

The two and a half year jail sentence handed down to convicted paedophile, and ex journalist, Tom Humphries yesterday has been criticised by victims' groups for being too lenient.

The Judge has also come under fire for saying Mr Humphries' guilty plea and loss of reputation were mitigating factors.

Another charge of sexually assaulting a second adolescent in Letterkenny in 2007 was dropped earlier this year.

Dr Maria Hainsworth is manager of the Donegal Womens' Domestic Violence Centre.

She says judges have to consider far more than just the perpetrator............