Police Officer Turned to Child Pornography to Cope With Seeing Dozens of Car Crashes

‘I have read a variety of references from family members and others all of which speak extremely highly of you.

‘It is clear that before this matter came to light you were a very well respected member of the community and a member of the community who put a great deal into public life.

‘You have lost your good character. You have lost your good name and lost your reputation. All of that can never come back.’ Neil Sands, in mitigation, said that Hobson had a number of difficulties in his life and was haunted by some of the scenes he had faced at road traffic accidents he attended while a police officer.

‘His world was crumbling around him. He sought answers online. One thing led to another and before he knew he found himself where he is now. MORE: UK First snow of the year with temperatures set to plummet tonight ‘MPs found guilty of sexual harassment should be sacked,’ says Amber Rudd Children ruin bonfire night by ‘throwing aerosols into flames and hurling bricks’ ‘To say he is genuinely remorseful is an under-statement.

This is a man who is appalled that he was looking at these images online.’ Mr Sands said that since his arrest Hobson has sought help and has been seeing a psychotherapist. ‘From the moment of his arrest he has done everything within his powers to co-operate with the authorities.’ Hobson was given an eight month jail sentence suspended for two years and a two year community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 30 days.

He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and given a ten year sexual harm prevention order. Hobson’s computer equipment was confiscated.

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