My 17 year old daughter was physically and sexually assaulted last November. She has been purging and has lost a considerable amount of weight. She is still experiencing nightmares and spends most of her time in her room. She has no motivation for school (yr. 12), is now not interested in attending university and very rarely smiles anymore. I have lost my daughter and I feel sure that I am unfortunately not in the minority. It has been reported to the police but she has not made a statement due to our ridiculous lenient sentences and does not feel she can relive the horror he put her through. I would gladly sign a petition to change our laws. The anger and torment I still feel is consuming me everyday. I too have read the sexual offenders register and am disgusted in the repeat offences and obscene light sentences handed out. Our children deserve so much better. My daughter says "my life is ruined".