This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Give mandatory sentences for criminal cases involving Child pornography
Ex-Etonian Andrew Picard was given 10 month suspended prison sentence after thousands of child pornography images and clips were found on his hard drive. Some shown children as young as two being raped and forced to have sex with dogs.
Give child pornography crimes mandatory sentences!!!
Number of detected crimes of people accessing child porn images increased by 46% between 2007-11 (BBC).
Up to 35,000 indecent images of children were found every day by police, some offenders caught with over 1 million. In 1990 (pre internet boom) there were just 7,000 hard copy images in circulation.
The internet has unfortunately made child pornography more accessible. Basic human rights should be respected by ALL UK citizens regardless of background, wealth and positions of power.
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