Victims’ courage saw justice done
THE victims of paedophile David Barsby had to live with their ordeal for 30 years.
The case against him unfolded when one of his victims decided to come forward and reveal her ordeal to police.
Many factors can trigger a victim of people like Barsby to suddenly decide to come forward.
The crimes are always difficult to investigate but it is vital that individuals like Barsby are brought to justice.
Cases like this can give other victims the courage to come forward.
Barsby’s eight-year sentence cannot be compared to the lifetime of pain he caused his victims.
Nothing can give them back their childhood or atone for the after affects of years of abuse.
But the long arm of the law, reaching out from the past, and making sure Barsby will pay a price for his crimes should serve as a deterrent to other paedophiles – they can never escape responsibility for their sick crimes.
We hope other victims can read this story and come forward to ensure justice is done.
Police deserve credit for a difficult investigation but, above all, the courage and determination of Barsby’s victims deserves huge praise.
Their courage has seen a paedophile brought to justice and has shown others who have suffered at the hands of monsters like him, that it is never too late to ensure that justice is done.