Campaigners back judge's decision to jail Darlington child sex pervert

CAMPAIGNERS last night (Tuesday) welcomed the decision of Judge Howard Crowson to jail a sex offender - even though he might not receive treatment to cure his "addiction".

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood was the first to back The Northern Echo's calls for offenders to be dealt with on the merits of their crimes.

The charity's chief executive, Pete Saunders, said their need for treatment - which he said has not been proved to work - should not be put above victims.

Mr Saunders said: "Great. This judge clearly 'gets it'. Images of children being raped and tortured are not even remotely victimless crimes.

"People pay others to trade in these vile scenes but we must never forget that there are real victims involved. Some will never cope with what they suffered.

"Others will grow in to deeply hurting adults who may also never come to terms with what they suffered as children. Some may take their own lives.

"Children only get one go at childhood. Anyone who severely disturbs that process deserves not sympathy but the full force of the law. And our children, at the very least, deserve protection from such abusers."

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6:29am Wed 19 Feb 14

Ian James says...

Jailing this vile scum is no answer either coz, all they do is mix with other monsters and share their sick n twisted fantasies with each other and plot about doing it again when they get out, countless times. What they need is to be simply lined up outside a prison wall and be shot at point blank and just be taken to a furnace and their ashes scattered in a sewage drain in the middle of no where.
Jailing this vile scum is no answer either coz, all they do is mix with other monsters and share their sick n twisted fantasies with each other and plot about doing it again when they get out, countless times. What they need is to be simply lined up outside a prison wall and be shot at point blank and just be taken to a furnace and their ashes scattered in a sewage drain in the middle of no where. Ian James

10:50am Wed 19 Feb 14

oneguyh says...

I agree with Ian James, is this really up for debate ?

Get them off the streets and what they do in their own cell is their bussiness. Might be an idea to stop putting them on protected wings in the Jails too but no of course these sick monsters have human rights unlike the poor souls they abuse.
I agree with Ian James, is this really up for debate ? Get them off the streets and what they do in their own cell is their bussiness. Might be an idea to stop putting them on protected wings in the Jails too but no of course these sick monsters have human rights unlike the poor souls they abuse. oneguyh

1:25pm Wed 19 Feb 14

charliebrown1 says...

doesnt deserve to live - get rid of the filty perv
doesnt deserve to live - get rid of the filty perv charliebrown1

2:15pm Wed 19 Feb 14

publicopinion says...

I agree any time or money spent on this sorry excuse of a human being is a pure waste but deffinately he should not be left anywhere near the general public or in law abiding communities to continue such sick and twisted habits so no other alternative than prison. Would anyone backing not imprisoning him be happy if he lived in their neighbourhood or next to thier friends, family and loved ones?.....I dont think so..............
I agree any time or money spent on this sorry excuse of a human being is a pure waste but deffinately he should not be left anywhere near the general public or in law abiding communities to continue such sick and twisted habits so no other alternative than prison. Would anyone backing not imprisoning him be happy if he lived in their neighbourhood or next to thier friends, family and loved ones?.....I dont think so.............. publicopinion

3:02pm Wed 19 Feb 14

punkrocker says...

only one cure for these perverts. castration but some on here will no doubt cry about their inhuman rights. after all they shout innocent until proven guilty. only 1 in 50 actual offences against children result in jail a pathetic statistic
only one cure for these perverts. castration but some on here will no doubt cry about their inhuman rights. after all they shout innocent until proven guilty. only 1 in 50 actual offences against children result in jail a pathetic statistic punkrocker

10:31pm Wed 19 Feb 14

behonest says...

Ian James is right. There is no other alternative which better protects the public from these vile creatures.
Ian James is right. There is no other alternative which better protects the public from these vile creatures. behonest

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