Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Friday, 7 October 2016

UK Pedophile Snagged with 137k Obscene Photos of Children Spared Jail to have his own Kid

This is just bizarre! Judge gambles with life of child not yet conceived.
© Mohammed Salem
© Mohammed Salem / Reuters

A pedophile who was caught red-handed with around 137,000 pictures and 4,336 videos of children has been spared prison time for the most surprising and controversial of reasons – because he wants to become a father.

Richard Arrowsmith from Church Gresley, Derbyshire, was arrested in February after police received a tip-off that an IP address linked to the 41-year-old’s Sky account had been used to download illegal photos and videos of children.

Authorities seized Arrowsmith’s computer, external hard drive, laptop, mobile phone, and USB sticks in April.

Police found 400 videos in Category A, the most extreme category. In total, 1,692 movies and photos were found ranging from Category A to C. An additional 4,336 videos and 137,000 pictures remain uncategorized.

Arrowsmith pleaded guilty to possessing the indecent images and videos when he appeared at Derby Crown Court, stating that he had viewed and downloaded the media for “four or so years.” However, he stressed that he had never distributed or made any images or videos, the Derby Telegraph reported.

Although the 41-year-old faced up to five years in prison for his crimes, Recorder Martin Butterworth let him off with a 10-month sentence, suspended for two years, after hearing about his desire to start a family – an odd request to grant the defendant, considering he is now banned from working with children and must register on the sex offenders’ list.

“I am taking into consideration your previous good character, you have a wife who supports you, a steady employment and your hopes to start a family in the near future,” Butterworth told the defendant in court, despite admitting that Arrowsmith’s crimes were “not victimless” and “encourage serious abuse of sometimes very young children.”

Butterworth also took note of the defendant’s otherwise clean record, stressing that he had no previous convictions and that he pleaded guilty “at the earliest opportunity.”

Arrowsmith was ordered to pay just £250 (US$311) and carry out 160 hours of unpaid work. He was also given a curfew that restricts him from leaving his house between 7 pm and 5 am.

Good grief! What is with the paltry fine and the nighttime curfew? Why was he not ordered to attend counseling sessions. There is no mechanism set in place for Arrowsmith to overcome his perversion, bu the judge thinks it's a good idea for him to start a family. I think the judge needs some counseling.

    Church Gresley, UK