Unusually for a police chief, Gavin Thomas has heroically called for a softer approach to ‘paedophile’ offending at ‘lower levels’ of crime. In other words, according to him, he would like to see those who have ‘only’ downloaded images off the internet to be sent to treatment rather than prison. He in particular highlighted:
One of the major concerns from our members is managing the register already, and it’s growing. For offenders at the highest level there are visits to be made [and] monitoring access to the internet.
I imagine if some registrants started to get aggressive when they are harassed by the police then the register would become even more expensive. That’s of course one reason why registrants should make things difficult for the police. The more money you cost the police the better!
That said, Gavin Thomas must be supported for calling for less severe punishments, unlike feminist police chief Lynne Owens who is keen to continue celebrating CEOP’s disgusting work.