In that post I quoted a 2010 report from the Western Morning News:
A Devon man has been found guilty of abusing six under-age girls in a trial held in his absence at Exeter Crown Court.
Jurors yesterday unanimously found that Michael Collingwood, now 69, of Tedburn St Mary, near Exeter, committed 23 sex offences, including raping one girl.
Judge Paul Darlow instructed the jury to formally enter not guilty pleas to the other six sex offence allegations.
Jurors heard the trial in Collingwood's absence after being told he suffers from severe dementia.I am not a lawyer, and it may well be that there are important differences between the case of Collingwood and of the peer we now know to be Greville Janner.
But ever since the director of public prosecutions announced her decision, people have been tweeting links to other cases where men with dementia have been convicted of sexual offences against children.
And now the Daily Mail has drawn the cases together under the shouty headline:
Why is Labour Peer Lord Janner not being prosecuted because he has dementia? At least 19 defendants suffering with the disease have been convicted for sex crimes... and TEN were in the past year
You might think that someone with dementia should not be prosecuted as he will not be able to understand proceedings or instruct lawyers, but - rightly or wrongly - that does not appear to be the practice in Britain today.
And if that is the case, then Alison Saunders should resign.