Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What type of content is being used please?
Is it your friend that has been watching the content?
Does he live on his own, ie is the computer he is using shared?
Ok, does he use his own computer?
Depends on what the illegal content is
Well it is public
But regular adult, not kids or animals?
Ok - what sort?
Ah ok. Well it wont affect your friend as long as he is not looking at it
It would affect your friends friend who is looking at it
Ok. Is it his own computer he is using
OK. Well it is a criminal offence .
Clearly there is very little you can do.
If you tell the Police they are likely to go round and prosecute especially if its kids
Council wont get involved as its a criminal offence.
I dont know whether the Police would just issue a warning, they may if it he is not involved in the abuse,
But there is a real risk they would prosecute.
Yes its fine.
The two main offence provisions in this area are section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (PCA 1978) and section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA 1988).
But possession of indecent images law can be found here:
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Ok - its still an offence
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Many cases on this at the moment. The CPS guidelines will give you details on that
Yes. Ranges from 26 weeks to 6 years
I can't say because I know how how much he has seen, what type of content and the extent.
So would be unfair of me to say.
But from what you have said he does face a real risk of custofy
* custody *
If its just basic images the range is Community order to 26 weeks
If its images involving non pentetration sexual activity its up to 18 months.
Other cases involving sexual penetration its up to 3 years.
Does that clarify?
To stop it
If he has and deleted all images and does not view it then he should be ok
Ok. Then he may want to get himself a new hard risk to make sure there is nothing on his old one
Because old data can be recovered
Even though its deleted it can be recovered so he should get a new hard drive and throw out the old one
To make sure
Yes just viewing child porn IS illegal
Adult no. Child yes
If he stops and makes sure he changes his hard drive
No evidence then
If the Police for whatever reason seize his computer and examine it they may find his browsing history etc
I dont know
I can't say why they would examine it
It would be wrong of me to give a %
This is a public website so everyone can see what is being said, but you have not post any personal information so that is ok
Once you rate my answer I can get the thread removed so its no longer visible.
Try to get it changed just to be sure
I have outlined above what the possible sentences are. Do you need me to repeat that again for you?
If its images involving non pentatration sexual activity its up to 18 months.
Other content such as?
If you haven't viewed it then no
Again up to around 6 months or so
But could be more, up to about 2 years
Can I clarify anything else for you today please?
Once you rate I can delete it
Once it is removed no.
When you rate you can view it
Then tell me when you want it deleted
Once you rate the format changes so you can print it of
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Ok - can I ask you to rate my answer before you go today please, the button should be at the bottom of the screen
If you need more help please click reply
No, because you have not given any personal information (and please don't)
Yes. Don't give any personal details as this is a public website and this thread can be viewed
The Police find out who it is, go and arrest them, examine the hard disk, charge the person and he goes to prison
That is the worst that can happen
I am not an IT expert
I don't know if MI5 or the Police are looking at this
Can I clarify anything else for you today at all?