This Tory had 1,500 indecent images of children including BESTIALITY and TORTURE. Why was he not jailed?

What the blazes is wrong with our courts?

Former Tory campaign manager Mark Lerigo was convicted of possessing more than 1,500 indecent images of children.

This was really depraved stuff including images of bestiality – sex with animals – and torture.

But he walked free from Warwick Crown Court, with nothing but a suspended jail term and an order to do just 150 hours’ community work.

That’s even though the judge made it perfectly clear that “any consumer of this dreadful material causes others to make it”.

So Lerigo was as responsible for the torture of the children in the images as the people who made them… but he didn’t deserve jail. That does not make any sense at all.

He had been judged not to pose a high risk to children. But if, by consuming this material, he caused others to make it, then that is not true.

Not only do the children involved suffer during the creation of the images, but they go on to suffer for the rest of their lives. The effects – both psychological and physical – last forever. Was that not taken into account?

I am left to wonder why this former Conservative campaigner got off so lightly – and to suggest that the courts review their advice on sentencing these cases, which is clearly contradictory.

Source: Former Tory campaign manager spared jail over indecent images of children | The Independent | Independent

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3 thoughts on “This Tory had 1,500 indecent images of children including BESTIALITY and TORTURE. Why was he not jailed?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    This is how government’s work dirt on others
    Gets them whot they want but they cover up
    Anything just so that they can keep in power
    This lot are the worst government ever has
    They control media and TVs news papers
    Anything to keep power.

  2. kateuk

    Imagine if that had been a Labour MP….it would be all over the media in the biggest headlines they could find. Disgusting double standards, as well as the ridiculously light sentence.

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