Client Avoids Prison - Indecent Images and Sexual Chat

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
11 July, 2022
Sexual Offences
Indecent Images

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Case study summary

Our client was family man charged with possessing indecent images of children and engaging in sexual communications with a child. He pleaded guilty and our specialist indecent images solicitors prepared an extensive mitigation package for the Judge. He avoided prison.

Case study

Our client was a hardworking, family orientated man who found himself in a dark depressive episode following his mother's ill health and the loneliness of his job as a lorry driver. He turned his family away and resorted to the internet. He found himself engaging in sexualised conversations with an undercover police officer imitating a child. He also possessed an indecent image of a child on his computer.

Our client had no previous convictions and was horrified at the downward spiral his life was now taking. He suffered with mental health problems and struggled to confide in his family. Our specialist indecent images solicitors sat down with him and guided him through the process. We obtained details on every aspect of his life, including his impressive work history and the struggles he faced alone.

He pleaded guilty and accepted responsibility at the first opportunity. We prepared a package for the Judge and threw all of our efforts into avoiding a prison sentence.

We instructed a specialist barrister to present his mitigation in court. The Judge noted our client's genuine remorse and the fact that he is now taking steps to address his behaviour, and is confiding in his family. The Judge gave him a suspended sentence meaning he does not go to prison and can focus on rebuilding his relationships.

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