- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 11:48AM
A girl who stabbed a paedophile who abused her has had a judge offer to pay her court fines after he refused to send her to jail.
The girl, who was 14-years-old at the time, attacked the man in his home in Bradford.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC thought it would be a 'disgrace' if she were to go to jail for stabbing the paedophile in the chest last November.
In the trial, they found the girl's abuser ruined her life, after sexually assaulting her at 8-years-old.
So Hall refused to impose a mandatory victim surcharge and offered to pay it himself if she was forced to pay it.
"If anyone tries to force you, I will pay it myself. It would be a disgrace to send a survivor like you to prison," he told the court.
Following the stabbing she told her aunt: "tell my mum I love her," and then handed herself in to Trafalgar House Police station, in Bradford city centre.
The girl, now 15-years-old, was originally charged with attempted murder but the Crown accepted her plea of guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.