***WARNING*** - Very distressing Case/Content
Outcome: 20 months suspended sentence
On the sex offenders register for 10 years plus an SHPO
In this line of work, all cases are distressing, but the severity of Gary Hodgkiss' crimes and his escape from any formal sentencing in this country will in my opinion be a shameful example of the failings of UK Court for a long time to come.
He was guilty of being in possession of hundreds of Category A indecent images and videos, content that brings me to tears to read and describe. Stored away on his devices, videos and images of infants and toddlers being orally raped and tortured, clearly with the victims in complete distress, crying and screaming. This was discovered after DARK LIGHT exposed him for online sexual grooming activity towards what he thought to be a 12 year old girl.
This evidence was collected over a period of time by Soloceptors. Dark Light lead the sting on their behalf and at the time, I'm sure even they themselves weren't aware of what they were about to stumble upon. In summary, grooming a child under 13 years of age, with sexual communication, intention of meeting as well as possession of category A material of the worst kind.
Whilst the 12 year old in this case was in fact an adult Decoy, during the sting, the team tell Hodgkiss that he messaged them on his way to the car park “about getting a hotel room and spending a night” with a 12-year-old girl. This is of course the only example that we know of, but it would be reasonable to assume with such a history and collection of awful sexually explicit and disgusting material, there could be more young children he has spoken to in the past.
See the live sting video below here...
We will never know how long Gary has been behaving this way online or how many victims there have been, but what we do know is that Judge Bernadette Baxter feels that actually, his crimes aren't that bad and warrants only a 20 month suspended sentence!
This Judge should quite honestly feel utterly ashamed of herself in my opinion for not upholding UK law as we all interpret it to be, instead, she may as well welcome the behaviour, encouraging more paedophiles to feel comfortable knowing that actually, they're quite safe without many repercussions. In fact, we thank UKDatabase for providing a very detailed history of this Judge and her previous lenient outcomes. There seems to be a pattern emerging and I want to know why she interprets the law the way she does, seemingly without much respect for the consequences of these hideous crimes on the victims! To see UKDatabase's full article on this Judge, CLICK HERE.
Let me make this very clear, a young child, still an innocent baby in the eyes of their parents, deserves an abuse free childhood. They deserve to hold onto their innocence for as long as they choose. We only get one childhood in this lifetime!
For any man/woman, any person who commits such vile and damaging abuse towards our children should be dealt with appropriately and made an example of to try and deter future sexual offences against our children.
Quite honestly, I could be given 3 years in prison under UK law for breaking into a nonce's house and stealing all of his technology devices. Fact! Yet to ask a child to masturbate, teach them how to do it, share indecent images and videos with that child, invite that child to meet you with intention of carrying out sexual activity and in this case a 12 year old, that's actually not that bad...only worth a 20 months SUSPENDED sentence in Judge Baxter's final opinion!!
I feel this is simply outrageous, disgusting and shameful! The struggle will continue, the fight must continue, exposing predators whatever background they have, or standing in society.
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Sources: Huge thanks to Dark Light, Soloceptors and UKDatabase for your information and actions. Here are their links...
Video of sting here >>>> https://www.facebook.com/Darklighthunt/videos/2111922992429866/
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