'The criminal justice system has gone wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison', says former chief superintendent

Low-risk paedophiles: 'The criminal justice system has gone wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison', says former chief superintendent

Simon Bailey says those who view indecent images online should be rehabilitated

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The criminal justice system has gone wrong and low-risk paedophiles should still be put in jail, says a former chief superintendent.

Chief constable Simon Bailey, who is heading an investigation into multiple allegations of historic sexual abuse, has said that paedophiles who view indecent images but don't go any further should not be jailed, but rehabilitated instead.

Patron of the child protection charity Kidscape Dai Davies told Sam Delaney: “[This is] a generation of chief constables who I could never have served under, I think they are a different breed.

“The criminal justice system has gone wrong," he added. “I’m fed up of the failure of those of the political class to get a grip of this situation. The place to put them is prison so they don’t do it again.

"There’s a lot of talk about rehabilitation, let’s try prevention," he said. “The Chinese can block everything on their internet I’m not sure why we can’t be doing the same."

Listen to the full interview above

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