Judge is criticised for offering to pay the victim surcharge (fine)
Yes morally it's wrong of him whilst in court - he should of waited until he was out of court but what an honorable man.
He knew the girl had suffered
He knew the injustice in the sentence given to a known paedophile
But he wasn't party to the case of the paedophile and his only options were to sentence the girl and give a victim surcharge (fine) and he knew it was inappropriate so he offered to pay the fine.
Yes it's wrong for any person to seek their own justice but IMHO this innocent child at the age of 8 was sexually assaulted by a paedophile and his punishment just a community order and allowed to return to his home - no wonder the girl got the guts to seek revenge.
Linkys in first posthttp://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14435243.UPDATE__Paedophile_stabbed_in_the_heart_by_his_child_victim_can_now_be_named/#http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39539930