Man jailed in UK for the third time for online child abuse

17 May 2019

According to the BBC, a man named Richard Thomas was jailed for two years six months at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting three counts of making indecent images of children, one of encouraging the commission by another of the offence of distributing indecent images of a child, and one of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

He was also ordered to be on the sex offenders register for life.


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