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To wish that this man was given a jail term....

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Cachareltastic Mon 01-Feb-16 18:42:55

LauraMipsum Mon 01-Feb-16 20:04:12

YANBU to wish it..... but having said that, he'd been in jail for 3 months so had served the equivalent of 6 months already. An immediate custodial sentence would mean he served a couple more months - whereas a suspended sentence, as he got, should mean that he will be compelled to try to address his behaviour rather than just spending a short while longer in prison.

Personally I'd rather he stopped doing it altogether than than he was stopped from doing it for another few weeks.

Vaginaaa Mon 01-Feb-16 20:23:38

It makes me so cross when they do the cry for help type defense. The man purposefully chose a job where he would have access to children. How can they say he doesn't fit the profile of someone who is a risk to children when he says he has a fetish for children, has children's underwear in his house and made sure he had a job with children?! It's ridiculous.

Thed0gs Mon 01-Feb-16 20:53:17

He clearly has no remorse and doesn't understand how serious the offence is, I mean calling it a 'fetish' angryangry I also wish the media would stop referring to images of child abuse as 'porn' ... I think it minimises the depravity of it.

Cachareltastic Tue 02-Feb-16 08:49:33

Thank you for agreeing with me!

Cachareltastic Tue 02-Feb-16 08:52:13

Also why is it important to report that he lives with him mum?

Cachareltastic Tue 02-Feb-16 18:56:15


Purplehonesty Tue 02-Feb-16 20:59:16

Just awful. It should be jail - the more men want to look at this shit the more young innocent children are abused.

Tougher jail sentences would surely help scare people off accessing such images.

It's not just a fetish fgs he is contributing to those poor children being raped.

hefzi Tue 02-Feb-16 22:29:41

I'm changing a few details, as this is very identifiable, but the child of an old family friend was caught a few years ago with thousands of images, most of them in the most severe category. Somehow, he ended up with a suspended sentence, despite having a very responsible job where he would indeed come into contact with children. There was no suggestion that he had abused the children he had access to, but the only reason he was removed from his professional organisation was because he expressed no remorse and felt he hadn't committed a crime.

I don't know that child (who is now of retirement age) very well at all, but I strongly suspect that the reason there was no custodial sentence was because he would have been able to afford excellent legal representation: if you can't see what's wrong with possessing indecent images of children, the commodification of child abuse, and that your actions in purchasing such images lead to harm to children, I am afraid that I don't think it's suitable for you to live your life freely within the community without having served a prison sentence.

Anyone found guilty of possessing indecent images of children should absolutely have a prison sentence attached.

There's quite an interesting thing on BBC iplayer atm, btw, about Cybersex and the Phillipines: it's one of the Stacey Dooley ones, so it's not highbrow and aimed at a young adult audience, but there was a staggering case on there where the police "created" a child robot to interact with men looking to abuse children online/webcam. They gave police in Europe and N America over 1000 names and addresses of people who had committed cyber-sex offences against children as a result of this operation - so far (which was over a year later iirc) this has resulted in only 3 prosecutions.

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