A judge has told a paedophile that the time has come to stop helping him and start punishing him.
Considerable efforts have been made to try to rehabilitate Barry Hardman, 32, but so far nothing has proved effective as he continued to access sick child abuse images online.
Because 'nothing' is all that they've tried!
Hardman, most recently of Bodmin but formerly of Penzance and St Austell, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to breaching a sexual harm prevention order and three charges of making indecent images of children.
Representing Hardman, Robin Smith said that he wants help to address his perversions but was realistic about his situation.
Adding to this, Steve Butterworth from the Probation Service said Hardman was “a man who chaos tends to follow”.
'Chaos' being a pretty good description on the Probation Service, of course...
Judge Linford then went to speak about how the police visited Hardman’s home, leading to the offending coming to light.
“What Mr Butterworth said is worrying. The time has come when efforts made to help you stop and efforts made to punish you start. The breach of the sexual harm prevention order was particularly serious because of your efforts to use the dark web and use software to disguise what you were up to.”
The efforts should have started from the first offence. Why didn't they? These people cannot be 'helped to stop offending'. Why are we wasting taxpayer money on them?