And people think that the American justice system is bad…
A former Australian state lawmaker walked free from court Tuesday afternoon after being found guilty of having sex with a 12-year-old girl, The Mercury reported.
Justice David Porter sentenced Terry Martin to 10 months in jail, wholly suspended, after the former member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council was found guilty in a Hobart court of the underage sex charge and one count of producing child pornography.
During his trial earlier this month, Martin admitted spending AU$150,000 (US$151,000) on 162 different prostitutes in a two-year period before he was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a child in 2009.
The 54-year-old pleaded not guilty to the underage sex charge, saying he believed the 12-year-old girl he paid to have sex with was 18, as she was advertised in a newspaper at the time.
After he was arrested, Martin told police that a side effect of one of the drugs he had been prescribed for Parkinson’s Disease was hypersexuality.
In handing down the sentence, Justice Porter said he believed Martin would not have had sex with the girl had it not been for the medication, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
Dr. Conrad Murray ain’t got ISHT on this muhfugga!