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Child safety campaigners blast judge who let father-of-two caught with nearly 2,000 indecent images of children walk free after telling him ‘you are not a paedophile’

  • Christopher Gilland admitted downloading 1,834 obscene photos of children
  • Police also found 34 videos including extreme pornography involving animals
  • Judge Holt caused outrage for saying Gilland is a voyeur not a paedophile
  • Father-of-two Gilland was given just a two-year community sentence 
  • Children’s charity Kidscape has questioned the message his sentence gives to other internet sex offenders and say it doesn’t reflect severity of the crime

Campaigners today condemned a judge who let a man walk free despite possessing almost 2,000 indecent images of children after telling him ‘you are not a paedophile’.
Christopher Gilland, 34, admitted downloading 1,834 obscene photos of children as young as two or three.
The married father-of-two – who lives on an RAF base – was also caught in possession of 34 videos with some featuring extreme pornography involving animals.
But he left court with just a two-year community sentence after a judge said he was satisfied with an expert’s view that Gilland was a voyeur rather than a paedophile.

Anger: Judge John Holt (pictured) has outraged children’s charities after telling Christopher Gilland (left) – who admitted possessing almost 2,000 indecent images of children – that he is not a paedophile
Judge John Holt told him at Ipswich Crown Court: ‘I am quite satisfied that you are not a paedophile.’
Gilland pleaded guilty to six offences of possessing indecent images of children, one of possession of a prohibited image of a child and two of possessing extreme pornography.
He had initially denied the charges but finally confessed and claimed he had only intended to download adult pornography and planned to delete the child images.
Claude Knights of child safety campaigners Kidscape, said: ‘The sheer number of images downloaded would certainly lead one to conclude predatory tendencies exist.
‘We have to ask what message this sentence sends out to other internet sex offenders.
He had initially denied the charges but finally confessed and claimed he had only intended to download adult pornography and planned to delete the child images.
Claude Knights of child safety campaigners Kidscape, hit out at the judge’s decision.
She said: ‘The sheer number of images downloaded would certainly lead one to conclude predatory tendencies exist.
‘We have to ask what message this sentence sends out to other internet sex offenders.
‘We also have to question whether this individual’s sentence reflects the severity of his crimes against the sanctity of childhood.
He had initially denied the charges but finally confessed and claimed he had only intended to download adult pornography and planned to delete the child images.
Claude Knights of child safety campaigners Kidscape, said: ‘The sheer number of images downloaded would certainly lead one to conclude predatory tendencies exist.
Gilland admitted six offences of possessing indecent images of children, one of possession of a prohibited image of a child and two of possessing extreme pornography at Ipswich Crown Court (pictured)

Gilland admitted six offences of possessing indecent images of children, one of possession of a prohibited image of a child and two of possessing extreme pornography at Ipswich Crown Court (pictured)
‘We have to ask what message this sentence sends out to other internet sex offenders.
‘We also have to question whether this individual’s sentence reflects the severity of his crimes against the sanctity of childhood.
‘The downloading of almost 2000 indecent images of children including some at the highest level of depravity should not be seen as a victimless crime.
‘Those who download such images fuel a despicable trade and encourage their creation.’
He added: ‘It is to be hoped that the proposed treatment programme will be coherent and robust, and that there will be ongoing monitoring of this individual’s use of any internet enabled device.’ 
Hugh Rowland, mitigating, said Gilland had no previous convictions and the majority of the images found had been graded at the lowest level of seriousness.
He added that Gilland, who lives at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk is now unemployed as a result of the case.
Judge Holt said he had read a letter from Gilland’s wife, who was in the public gallery during the hearing, and noted she was supporting him.
Gilland will remain under Probation Service supervision for two years and be required to participate in an Internet Sex Offenders Programme.

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