12 September 2012 Last updated at 16:18
Outlaw possession of written accounts of child abuse says MP
"Sir Paul introduces his bill in the Commons
"A Conservative MP is seeking to change the law to close a loophole [sic] which allows paedophiles [sic] to legally possess written accounts of child abuse.
Sir Paul Beresford, the MP for Mole Valley, said such writing "fuels the fantasies" of offenders and could [?] lead to the physical abuse of children.
For some child abusers "the written word is more powerful than the pictures", he told the Commons [?].
The MP has campaigned for a decade to tighten the law on child pornography.
Sir Paul wants to amend existing legislation so that written material is treated in the same way as indecent images, for which possession carries a maximum three-year prison term.
He told MPs a recent report by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) had mentioned the possession of graphic written accounts of abuse by some offenders.
I believe that we crack down on any form of indecent material in the written form so that real children can be safe from abuse” [sic]
"Some offenders not only possess and distribute and produce photographs, they possess graphic notes or writings of child abuse," he said.
"For some, the written word is more powerful than the pictures. For some, the written word promotes a graphic image in their mind." [oh, please]
Sir Paul said he had long been aware of a correlation "between those who possess or distribute indecent printed material of children and those who commit horrific contact offences against children". [what would that be, then, Paul, and what is your point?]
"This written material fuels [sic] the fantasies of paedophiles [sic] which is the key factor in their offending behaviour [?]" he added."
MP seeks ban on written child porn
Thursday September 13, @12:30AM
MP Seeking To Outlaw Written Accounts of Child Abuse
"Something this fool of a politician should read ..."
MP Paul Beresford wants ban on written child porn
Thursday, November 15, 2012
MP calls for change in law in sex abuse cases
"MOLE Valley's MP has called for stricter laws requiring people to speak out if they know about sexual abuse of children.
At the House of Commons on Tuesday, Sir Paul Beresford spoke to suggest an amendment to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act, which he put forward as a Private Member's Bill two years ago.
As of July this year, the act enables prosecution of people who cause or allow serious physical harm to a child, including those who stay silent.
But Sir Paul now wants the law extended to cover sexual abuse.
He said: "Perhaps we should consider making a tiny change to that legislation to include sexual abuse, so that those who observe and stand by, or know and stand by, are duty bound by law to speak up for the victims."
Sir Paul also called for longer sentences for child abusers, claiming "a lot of people have been sentenced and, to my mind, not gone away for long enough"."