July 2013

Teenager walks free from court after viewing indecent images of children

A teenager who viewed sickening images of children being sexually abused for ‘recreation’ walked free from court today (weds).

Christian Walsh downloaded the images as an 18-year-old to live out ‘fantasies’ in which he would pretend to be a child in an abusive relationship, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Walsh, who is now 21, was arrested after declaring he was a fan of ‘watersports’ and the ‘abuse of children’ in internet chatrooms.

He was caught with 25 indecent images of children, including nine at ‘Level 4’ which typically involve penetration between an adult and a child