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World's Worst Father Blames Child Pornography Collection on Own Kids

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A man from Coventry, England tried to blame his sizeable collection of illegal child pornography on his own children. According to police, between 2001 and 2003, 43-year-old Andrew Martin downloaded numerous images of girls as young as five being raped, and backed them up on CD.

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The Coventry Telegraph (via Vice) reports:

“When Martin was interviewed in December he attempted to deflect responsibility onto one of his sons, and then onto that boy’s older brother.”

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The judge was less than impressed by Martin’s defense, noting that his sons would have been under the age of six during the time the crimes were committed.

“Sentencing Martin, who was ordered to register as a sex offender for five years, the judge told him: ‘You made things worse by lying about what you had done, first by blaming one son, who would have been three or four, and then the other, who would have been five or six. This was utterly shameful behaviour.’”

Martin was given a three-year sentence and added to the sex offenders registry.

Image via Coventry Telegraph.

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falconflyer1
falconflyer1

Fuck. Fuck Fuck fuck. So we have non-violent drug offenders serving 25 years in prison but child molesters, child rapists, and those who facilitate the abuse and sexual exploitation of children get a slap on the wrist and told to behave from now. Seriously! We cry about ISIS and ebola which kill so few Americans it’s statistically insignificant, while literally millions of American children are being raped, beaten, and exploited, often by their own family members. Why the fuck isn’t this a higher priority.

Our justice system is so fucked up it’s beyond ridiculous. I’m more emotional about it since I was a victim of sexual (and other) abuse as a child. It appalls me how we just turn a blind eye to it and give completely insignificant punishments and protections when we do know about it.

Seriously, the thing that bothered me the most about this situation was not how horrible he is, but the paltry response to it. I know awful people exist. The fact that we just let them off with the equivalent of a “bad boy, don’t do it again” is what’s appalling.