PUBLISHED: 00:33, 6 December 2012 | UPDATED: 07:56, 6 December 2012
Paedophiles [sic] who trade child porn [sic] will not be sent to prison: New sentencing laws suggest community punishments
"The Sentencing Council suggested 'high level community orders' for those convicted of trading or possessing child pornography [sic]
The current benchmark jail sentence for those with a small number of images is three months
Only those with pictures of children posing alone or small quantities of images of children engaged in sex acts, but not with adults are not jailed
Criminologist Dr David Green said it was 'sending the wrong message' [Move on, David, we have]"
New proposals give greater focus to impact of sex offences on victims
Sexual Offences Guideline: Indecent images of children
Indecent images of children, 146.1 kB (PDF document)
Guidelines_Indecent images of children, 98.2 kB (PDF document)
... but, until the draconian and, we argue, illegally-applied, SOPOs are abolished, one can sometimes wonder which is the worse outcome.