Paedophiles who trade child abuse images 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
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’
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