No Jail for Acton Porn Man

Remorse and good character save him from jail


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A man from Acton admitted seven charges of possessing indecent images of child abuse over a six-year period ending last October.

Stefan Kopec, 51, of Valetta Road, was given a suspended nine month sentence at Isleworth Court last Friday for his crime.

Judge Recorder David Williams QC said that because of 'mitigating circumstances' and a character witness, he was not going to send Kopec to jail.

When Police raiding Kopec's home in October last year, according to Nicholas Corsellis, defending, "[Kopec] made a full confession and was candid about his activities."

Kopec had downloaded 3,631 images of child pornography from 'shared' files. He would delete the images afterwards out of guilt, but then would start the process again.

Recorder David Williams said: "It is only because you have no previous convictions and I accept that you downloaded images for your own sexual gratification and then deleted them in a glut of remorse and shame, that I consider it possible you are someone who can have help to put this perversion behind you."

Kopec will go on the sex offenders' register, will remain under supervision for three years and take part in a sex offender treatment programme.

September 19, 2008