May 16, 2013 -- 14:14 GMT (15:14 BST)
LulzSec group sentenced; hacker combats child porn allegations
"Summary: Core members of LulzSec have been sentenced for their campaigns, but according to the defense, some of the victims were "thoroughly deserving" of what happened to them."
Aside from hacking charges, an additional indictment against RC was delayed due to a court miscommunication.
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After the seizure of C's computer and and subsequent recovery of deleted files, the hacker was charged with downloading and possessing indecent images of children following a second arrest on October 4, 2012.
Under the U.K. COPINE scale [no] — a measure of the severity of images [no] the images in question were classified as child "erotica" and deliberate sexual posing. A total of 46 images contained children aged between six and 18 months, whereas others included children aged between ten and 15 years.
The defense team said that Cleary is not a "professional pervert" [oooeerrr missis, where can you train for that?] or sexually obsessed, but rather was obsessed with finding data and using his computer — a reason laid at the door of his client's Asperger's syndrome.
A lack of information in psychological reports and pre-hearing files resulted in a delayed sentencing. C, who admitted to downloading the images, will not be sentenced this week."