A man was told by a judge that he must take part for two years in a programme for treating sex offenders.
The victim of the Dangerous Pictures Act was found to have more than 1,350 images of extreme pornography involving bestiality. Police arrested him at his home. after he was reported by his ex-partner after relationship problems.
The man pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possessing images of extreme pornography. In a police interview he admitted having problem with viewing such images, but had not realised it was a criminal offence.
The Judge, Recorder Richard Booth, told the victim that the treatment programme is necessary to help him deal with his addiction. It forms part of a two-year community order that also includes 240 hours of unpaid work. Williams must also pay a
Charlie Pearce has been convicted of attempted murder. He was obsessed with sexually violent images when he raped and bludgeoned his victim on his 17th birthday, leaving her for dead.
Feminists have used the case to call for an extension to Britain's porn censorship laws about violent porn in particular, and of course, for a wider ban of porn. Sarah Green, co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said:
This case is extremely disturbing and the age of the offender should alarm us all. The evidence about his searches for online porn before the attack tell us that we urgently need public discussion about the contents of contemporary online
pornography, its accessibility and what is known about the way it influences those who use it.
It is currently a criminal offence in England and Wales to possess pornographic material which is grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise obscene and explicitly and realistically depicts life threatening and serious injury.
However pornographic material that is obviously scripted and not realistic is legal. Feminists claim the vast majority of images depicting rape are therefore lawful to possess.