LETTER: If the victim faces a lifetime of suffering…

How can we call it “justice” when the victim is subject to more punishment than the offender?

I was deeply disturbed to read about the early release of “high-risk sex offender” Raymond Lee Caisse, convicted of robbery, unlawful confinement and rape with a weapon.

He served 20 years. Meanwhile, his victim is serving a life sentence. How can we call it “justice” when the victim is subject to more punishment than the offender? This poor woman has to live every day of the rest of her life with the horrific thing that happened to her.

I sincerely hope she has found healing, but you don’t ever forget something like that. And the impact on the rest of your life, your fears, your relationships, etc. is profound.

If the victim faces a lifetime of suffering, so should the offender. Why is he free when she is not?

Sherilyn Klassen, Abbotsford