The former aide to Dodgy-Dave, Patrick Rock, was given a 2-year conditional discharge for making indecent images of children. He walked out of the Crown Court having been convicted of downloading pictures of girls as young as 10 in sexual poses.
Now it’s a very good chance, and quite right too, that Joe Public would now be spending some time at her majesty’s pleasure. Rock has friends though, so it seems, and he was told, “The punishment for you is the loss of your reputation and your very public humiliation.” Well that certainly told him!
He got ordered to pay £12,500 in court costs and was then free to go. Our judicial system certainly is a very strange creature.