Etonian paedophile spared jail sentence

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Eton schoolboy who shared 'appalling' child abuse images from dorm computer is spared prison.

Judge says prison would 'undo' counselling 'privileged' Andrew Picard has undergone after he was caught distributing hundreds of images on Skype.

A "privileged" Eton College schoolboy who boasted to an undercover police officer of having hundreds of child abuse images and videos has been spared jail after a judge said prison would “undo” the counselling he has undergone.

Andrew Picard was 17 when he was caught distributing graphic child sex images and films on Skype to an officer. The schoolboy's chatroom account was traced to the prestigiousschool, near Windsor, Berkshire, where he was arrested for sharing explicit material between January and February 2015.

A judge on Thursday said that some of the videos - which included abuse of babies and toddlers - were "so appalling, frankly I can't bring myself to talk about it".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ed-prison.html

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Lol named and a photo out.....he'll probably want to be behind bars.

But I'm hoping they're going to track him for longer than the suspended sentence, mental health and sexuality issues don't randomly cause you to stockpile paedophilic content on your computer and to boast about it. He surely cannot be counseled out of it if that's an aspect of his sexuality, he is in a privileged position and likely feels like he can avoid jail for such things now.
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(Original post by jambojim97)
Eton schoolboy who shared 'appalling' child abuse images from dorm computer is spared prison.

Judge says prison would 'undo' counselling 'privileged' Andrew Picard has undergone after he was caught distributing hundreds of images on Skype.

A "privileged" Eton College schoolboy who boasted to an undercover police officer of having hundreds of child abuse images and videos has been spared jail after a judge said prison would “undo” the counselling he has undergone.

Andrew Picard was 17 when he was caught distributing graphic child sex images and films on Skype to an officer. The schoolboy's chatroom account was traced to the prestigiousschool, near Windsor, Berkshire, where he was arrested for sharing explicit material between January and February 2015.

A judge on Thursday said that some of the videos - which included abuse of babies and toddlers - were "so appalling, frankly I can't bring myself to talk about it".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ed-prison.html

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I have words - the offender was under 18 and this is malicious reporting on the part of the Telegraph.
And forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think a 10-month suspended sentence counts as being 'spared' jail.
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All's good when your daddy is a rich lawyer with money.


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****ing hell this guy should be castrated!! and a rotating blade into his butt
You'd castrate a child?

I know he's an adult now, but he was a child when he committed the crime.
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Sounds like a nasty case of affluenza.
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Old news also I don't see the relevance of putting his school in the tread title. All paedophiles are the same, Etonian or not.
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You'd castrate a child?

I know he's an adult now, but he was a child when he committed the crime.
Yes I would, even if he was 13 and distributing child porn he deserves to be castrated.
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Yes I would, even if he was 13 and distributing child porn he deserves to be castrated.
What about the rotating blade in the butt?
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****ing hell this guy should be castrated!! and a rotating blade into his butt
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Do we know what is the sentence in similar cases?
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Funny that Telegraph article says it was just hundreds of images when the Independent article I read said it was over 2,000.

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I have words - the offender was under 18 and this is malicious reporting on the part of the Telegraph.
And forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think a 10-month suspended sentence counts as being 'spared' jail.
Being under 18 doesn't negate the severity of his actions. He was 17 years old; and to suggest he was too young to understand what he was doing is utter ********. He didn't just possess images, he produced some too. This is a child molester - a suspended sentence is stab in the back to every one of the children in those images. The only requirement of his suspended sentence was seeking mental health support.
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Yes I would, even if he was 13 and distributing child porn he deserves to be castrated.
Hmm, I'm on the fence. At 13, he might not have realised the horrific implications of what he was looking at, i.e. he might have just thought "sweet, it's people of around my age rather than oldies!" instead of knowing that the only way those images or videos exist is through abuse.

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Funny that Telegraph article says it was just hundreds of images when the Independent article I read said it was over 2,000.
Technically, 2000 is hundreds. Picky point, I know
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Funny that Telegraph article says it was just hundreds of images when the Independent article I read said it was over 2,000.



Being under 18 doesn't negate the severity of his actions. He was 17 years old; and to suggest he was too young to understand what he was doing is utter ********. He didn't just possess images, he produced some too. This is a child molester - a suspended sentence is stab in the back to every one of the children in those images. The only requirement of his suspended sentence was seeking mental health support.
Nonetheless, he was below *adult age which means there are limitations in what the courts can actually do. It makes sense that a typical user of the 'Student Room' would consider a 17 year old an adult but thankfully the courts are spared from such delusions. And the requirement isn't just 'seeking mental health support'; it's to continue the support he's been receiving for what I presume is over a year. He's also been given a sexual harm prevention order which will greatly restrict his ability to re-offend. And if he does re-offend he'll have to serve the full suspended sentence plus the sentence from the new offence, for which he'll be tried as an adult. I hate to be Captain Obvious but it seems people's reaction to this case is more motivated out of a hatred for the upper class than a genuine concern for justice.
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Nonetheless, he was below the age of criminal responsibility which means there are limitations in what the courts can actually do. It makes sense that a typical user of the 'Student Room' would consider a 17 year old an adult but thankfully the courts are spared from such delusions. And the requirement isn't just 'seeking mental health support'; it's to continue the support he's been receiving for what I presume is over a year. He's also been given a sexual harm prevention order which will greatly restrict his ability to re-offend. And if he does re-offend he'll have to serve the full suspended sentence plus the sentence from the new offence, for which he'll be tried as an adult. I hate to be Captain Obvious but it seems people's reaction to this case is more motivated out of a hatred for the upper class than a genuine concern for justice.
I'd appreciate it if you could keep your condescension to a minimum, thanks. I didn't call him an adult - I said it was a load of bull to suggest that just because he was under 18 that his behaviour was more excusable. The sexual harm prevention order wasn't mentioned in the article I read from The Independent, although I see it is in the Guardian article you cited. Even if he has to serve that suspended sentence, it's 10 months. And it's only suspended for 18 months, so it essentially expires after that.

What a load of presumptuous garbage. A hatred for the upper class? A lack of genuine concern for justice? Please stop trying to associate false notions to myself and others. His Etonian background is entirely irrelevant.
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I'd appreciate it if you could keep your condescension to a minimum, thanks. I didn't call him an adult - I said it was a load of bull to suggest that just because he was under 18 that his behaviour was more excusable. The sexual harm prevention order wasn't mentioned in the article I read from The Independent, although I see it is in the Guardian article you cited. Even if he has to serve that suspended sentence, it's 10 months. And it's only suspended for 18 months, so it essentially expires after that.
Sorry if that's the implication you got. I think prison should be a last resort for cases where rehabilitation is possible without prison; prison is very expensive and people who go to prison tend to re-offend quickly afterwards. I don't think the fact he's under 18 makes his behaviour more excusable, but it does mean he's far below the age at which the brain is fully developed, and it also means in my view it be important that rehabilitation be prioritised. And once again, if he re-offends during that period it won't just be 10 months he serves.

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What a load of presumptuous garbage. A hatred for the upper class? A lack of genuine concern for justice? Please stop trying to associate false notions to myself and others. His Etonian background is entirely irrelevant.
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I hate to be Captain Obvious but it seems people's reaction to this case is more motivated out of a hatred for the upper class than a genuine concern for justice.
I hate to break it to you, but it's more about hatred for those that like kiddie porn and our fairly relaxed attitude about punishing them.
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he should be locked up with the islamic grooming gangs and the 70s-white british celebrities - i reckon it was just his family has high up connection.
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I hate to break it to you, but it's more about hatred for those that like kiddie porn and our fairly relaxed attitude about punishing them.
More than a bit misguided since the reason this guy got a lenient sentence was probably because he was a child at the time of the offences.
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