This is the thing, Dave. It's easy for me (and others) to comment and pontificate, but if these dreadful offences happened to one of our own children or family, our reaction would be explosively angry and, yes, vengeful I imagine. In prison there are, perhaps fortunately, safety measures in place to protect sex-offenders and the like from attack by other categories of inmate. I'm still trying to get my head round the weird event of his performing 'Jake the Peg' in front of the jury. Was he trying to present himself as the much-loved and amusing entertainer we all knew, as a smoke-screen for the abuser he really was in secret?
Absolutely strange, and tragic somehow.