Monday, 10 January 2011

Colin Blanchard

Colin Blanchard was yesterday given at least nine years as the leader of a paedophile ring.

The other five members of his ring have recieved between four and seven years, but Blanchard was named as exercising a svengali like influence over the others - even though he never met three of them!

Blanchard admitted taking indecent photographs of children, distribution of an indecent image and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. He had previously admitted 19 other sex abuse charges.

Mr Justice Royce told Blanchard: "Even though, once drawn in by you, they played a full part. If there is a predator in this, it is undoubtedly you. The sentence is an indeterminate sentence of prison for public protection. It is in effect a life sentence. There would be many who would say that is no more than you deserve."

So congratulations to a judge who talks some sense. Let the bugger rot in prison and then you can burn him, Nick.

Nominated by : Old Bailey

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