An online petition to the Director of Public Prosecutions, titled “Harsher penalty for horrendous crimes against children”, has attracted more than 200,000 supporters.


Bravehearts’ have shared they fully support calls for an immediate appeal into the release of a Townsville mother who held down her screaming daughter while her boyfriend raped the child on her 12th birthday.

Earlier this month a 39-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of rape and indecent treatment of a lineal descendant in the Townsville District Court.

The mother was sentenced to five years’ jail for the rape and three years’ jail for the indecent treatment charge, but remarkably, both terms were immediately suspended, allowing her to walk free.

A petition to Department of Public Prosecutions has received a massive response of support.

The petition states, “This week in Australia two mothers were given grossly unsuitable punishments for horrific crimes against their children.

A 39 year old QLD woman was released with no jail time for the horrific rape of her 12 year old daughter on her birthday. This mother held her screaming daughters legs apart whilst she was raped by the mothers boyfriend.

Also this week Lorien Norman was released with NO jail time after the vicious beating of her 18 month old daughter Evie.

“How can you not get time for that?” Shane McMahon asked Today Tonight.

“You get a couple of thousand dollars fine for going through a red light in Victoria and she walks away with a $500 bond for nearly killing her child, it’s horrible.”

Little Evie’s dad said after the horrific ordeal in October 2016 she is still suffering, “She just instantly cowers, she puts her hands up… even in the mornings when I go to get her out of the cot, you have to make yourself known because you’ll startle her and she’ll just sit up.”

We the people of Australia believe that both child victims on these crimes deserve to have their cases taken seriously and their mothers sentences reviewed to a more appropriate punishment.

We believe that such blatant leniency by the judges in question will do nothing to deter future offenders.”

Sign the petition HERE.

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  • How disgusting – our legal system needs a shake up to make people think twice before committing such horrendous acts


  • Signed and shared with others.


  • What horrendous crimes – petition signed and shared by email. The judges should take a really hard look at themselves for not giving a harsh punishment to these mothers.


  • Signed. This makes my skin crawl, what a monster.


  • I quite agree with Shane McMahon’s comments regarding the sheer absurdity of the lack of justice and the comparison he draws to traffic fines in Victoria. I’m not saying the police are responsible for the lack of just delivered in a court room, but the law seems to be a case of fine and collect, not serve and protect.


  • They need to be held accountable for what they did to these poor innocent children. A Mother is meant to protect her children not abuse them in such a horrific way. I can’t believe they are being set free.


  • how could a judge think that this was punishment enough! this is just beyond my understanding as to how you can commit these crimes and then even get away with it. We should petition the whole justice system. These poor kids need protecting


  • OMG I can’t even begin to deal with this. How a mother does that and then gets hardly any punishment is beyond me!


  • This makes me feel sick. Both the magistrates who made those decisions should lose their jobs. Clearly they are unable to understand the concept of punishment fitting a crime.


  • This makes me feel repulsed and angry at the same time. Repulsed by these sickening crimes and angry at the total injustice of the penalties (in some cases none at all!) We have to stand up to support these victims and ensure the criminals are punished with severity.


  • I am absolutely sickened and disgusted by the crimes inflicted on these poor innocent children! I cannot believe how any judge in their right mind could dismiss these cases which such blatant disregard for the victims and allow these depraved beasts to walk free! Signed!


  • Utterly disgusting! The Australian legal system needs a huge wake up!


  • Signed and shared , everytime I see this beautiful girl that has suffered such injustice it brings tears to my eyes and breaks my heart .


  • Signed. I feel sick reading and thinking about this injustice. It’s horrific, pure evil.


  • Signed. We must give a voice to the voiceless. These poor children need us to fight for them.


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