Sentencing must be seen to protect our young

What American sex predator Joshua Robinson did to the young girls was disgusting and outrageous (Trainer jailed for sex with minors, making obscene videos; March 3).

I agree with the point Madam Dawn Marie Lee makes in her letter (Tougher laws needed against child porn; March 6).

Robinson had unprotected sex with two 15-year-old schoolgirls and filmed the acts on two separate occasions. He also showed lewd and sexual acts to a six-year-old girl on his mobile phone.

And these were reported as being just among the other sexual offences he was found guilty of.

It was reported that he had in his possession 321 films containing child pornography, with children as young as two years old.

Indeed, the four-year sentence for Robinson is merely a slap on the wrist.

Compare this case to that of Yang Yin, who was was found guilty of cheating and misappropriating money from the elderly Madam Chung Khin Chun. His jail term is now nine years.

Let us consider the impact on the affected parties in both these cases. The former involves the lives of several young girls, and the latter, one person who is 90 years old and is said to be demented.

The damage that Robinson had done to these young lives far outweighs the impact of Yang's actions on Madam Chung.

The sentencing must be seen to reflect that we do enough to protect both the young and the old in our country.

Angeline Wee