A judge had the perfect response for the Man who indecently assaulted 3 girls and said that ‘he didn’t understand this country’s culture.’
The story of Zohair Tomari is a disturbing one, and unfortunately not uncommon in the world today. Tomari, a 20-year-old man from either Morocco or Syria (he changed his story), was charged with raping an underage girl in the United Kingdom. He seemed to think that he could use his cultural background as an excuse for his actions, and his lawyer even tried to argue in court that Tomari didn’t understand the “culture of this country” when it came to adults having sex with children.
Despite this attempt to evade responsibility, Tomari was released on bail and went on to sexually assault two more underage girls, aged 13 and 14. These crimes, which took place while he was a free man awaiting trial, show the dangerous nature of sexual predators like Tomari.
Thankfully, Judge Andrew Lockhart saw through Tomari’s attempts to excuse his behavior and handed down a harsh sentence. Tomari was sentenced to twelve years and nine months in prison and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The judge made it clear that Tomari’s ignorance of cultural norms was no excuse for his crimes, stating that “behavior of this nature is abhorred in virtually every civilized country on this earth.”
Many people were relieved to see Tomari receive such a severe punishment for his actions, but some wondered why he wasn’t simply deported after serving his sentence.
One Daily Mail reader expressed frustration that non-British people who commit crimes in the UK are not automatically deported, writing that “the vile specimen of a member of the human race has by his voluntary actions taken himself beyond the protection of the UK and for the safety of everyone else must be deported – no ifs or buts.”
The story of Zohair Tomari serves as a reminder of the dangers of sexual predators and the importance of holding them accountable for their actions, regardless of cultural background or nationality. Judge Lockhart’s decision to hand down a harsh sentence, in this case, sends a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated, and hopefully will serve as a deterrent to others who might consider committing similar crimes.