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Friday, November 11, 2016

Paedophile Christopher Donald Lobban extradited to US




It's been a long time coming, but finally Christopher Donald Lobban is getting his just deserts. Yesterday he exhausted his last chance - an appeal to the High Court - and he will now be extradited to the US.

The 58 year old is accused of giving detailed instructions to an online girlfriend  in the US on how to handcuff her two naked girls, 14 and 15, to a whipping bench, and shoot video of herself beating them with a leather paddle.

His girlfriend, Robin Pargoria, worked in the Polk County prison system.  She was arrested and after a plea bargain in which she agreed to testify against Lobban, she was sentenced to 20 years jail.

Lobban was arrested in 2011 after a raid on his property by officers seized laptops, DVDs, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

In his appeal, he claimed that the penalties in the US would be "grossly disproportionate" to those here in Australia. 

And he's right.  Judges here let paedophiles off lightly, leaving the public frustrated and angry. The excuse offered by the judiciary is that everyone 'deserves' the chance of rehabilitation in jail, even though the theory has been disproved time and time again.

Lobban also claimed his surrender to the US would "violate his right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or other degrading treatment or punishment" which is rather ironic as watching naked girls being whipped gave him immense pleasure.

Yesterday's judgement by the High Court was the end of a long line of appeals and if convicted, he faces a minimum jail term of 25 years.