Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority provides payments to victims of crimes.
“CICA operates under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001, as set down by Parliament. The scheme sets the levels of compensation depending on the injuries sustained.
“We pay awards under a tariff system that assigns each specific injury a fixed amount of compensation. Awards under this tariff range from £1,000 to £250,000.”
In a case where a 3-year-old was sexually assaulted and thrown from a speeding car, neither the “life” sentence for convicted peadophile Craig Sweeney, who could apply for parol in five years nor the compensation is apparently very much.
The mother of a Cardiff girl assaulted at the age of three by the paedophile Craig Sweeney has confirmed the family has been offered £9,000 compensation.
There was no mention whether the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children would receive any payment.