In todays news , in Scotland, there was an article about a paedophile being assaulted by a man local to him. The story is that the 53 year old male sex offender had served a sentence for having consensual sex with a 15 year old boy who pretended to be 18. A villager seriously assaulted the sex offender and all the members of his local community supported him, congratulated him and said 'well done'. The man has been convicted of assault and jailed for 11 weeks. The assaulter alleges that the sex offender had groomed the boy for some years prior to the offense. However the judge condemned him for 'taking the law into his own hands' when it was consensual sex with a boy pretending to be 18. My personal thoughts on this is that although the assault is criminal and wrong, I feel the judge is trivialising the original sex offense. Clearly the judge in the original case must have thought it was important to have place the man on the Sex Offenders Register.