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bulletproofaquarium
11-02-2012, 10:34 AM
http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/child_pornography_oil_executive_walks_free_after_t urning_informer_1_2111023



A SHERIFF has been criticised for not imposing a prison sentence on the director of a Scottish oil company who was caught with almost 50,000 images of child pornography.


Liam Gibson, 56, avoided being sent to jail after a court heard he had helped police investigating child porn on the internet.

He was sentenced to three years probation and 150 hours community service at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

His sentence was criticised by children’s charities, who said it risked sending out the wrong message about the seriousness of the offences.

Cases in which similar hauls of child porn have been found have resulted in jail sentences of up to five years.

Sheriff James Scott passed the sentence after hearing how the businessman had fully co-operated with police trying to bring online paedophiles to justice.

Gordon Jackson, QC, defending, told the court: “He has fully co-operated with the police and with the Crown. We know that the police are content with his level of co-operation and with what he has told them.

“They have found the information to be helpful. We do not know whether there have been arrests in somewhere like Sheffield as a consequence of what he has told them – that is secret, confidential information. But what I can say is that his information has greatly assisted them.”

Donald Findlater, a spokesman on sexual abuse at child protection charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, said: “It is somewhat surprising that a prison sentence did not happen here, but each case is based on an individual set of circumstances and the individual’s future behaviour.

“It’s important the sentence doesn’t send a message to other offenders or, indeed victims, that this stuff doesn’t matter – it most seriously does matter and we need to make sure the courts pay attention to that.”

Kate Smith, Children 1st’s director of communications, said: “Downloading child pornography is not a victimless crime. Behind every image there is a real child who has suffered in the making of that image.

“We know how difficult it is for children who have been abused to come forward, for fear they will not be believed or their disclosure not taken seriously. That’s why it’s important for the justice system to treat and dispose of such cases consistently.”

Gibson from Biggar, Lanarkshire, pleaded guilty last month to possessing indecent images of children at his then home in Pathhead, Midlothian. Sentence had been deferred until yesterday for the court to obtain reports.

The former Merchant Navy sailor owns Gibson Marine, which operates throughout the world transporting rigs to oil fields and which turned a profit of £102,000 in 2010.

Gibson used secret file-sharing software in which he exchanged photographs with others online before being caught by officers from Lothian and Borders Police.

Gibson, who calls himself Captain on his business website, was arrested after his home was raided by police in May 2011. Officers discovered a total of 49,809 indecent images on his computer. The majority of the images contained boys who were aged five to 14.

Mr Jackson told the court his client’s personal life lay in ruins as a consequence of being arrested. His wife had left him after he confessed to what he had been doing on the internet behind her back.

He added: “He has had a long career in the Merchant Navy and has in recent years gone into business. He is engaged in extremely skilled work.

“He is thought to be one of the world’s best in a highly specialised sector. He is a world renowned expert.

“There are some positive aspects in his life.”

Mr Jackson said the police recognised that Gibson had fully co-operated and provided them with information that helped their inquiries. However, neither the procurator fiscal nor Mr Jackson disclosed exactly what Gibson had told detectives.

Sheriff Scott said Mr Jackson had persuaded him not to send Gibson to prison.

However, he warned Gibson that he would be sent to jail if he accessed internet child porn again.

He added: “I am persuaded that the most appropriate way to deal with this is to impose a probation order.

“The probation order is for a period of three years. You will also perform 150 hours of unpaid work in the community


It should be noted that Gordon Jackson QC was a disgraced Labour MSP who had to stand down after it was discovered that he was spending more time on his legal business than he was on his parliamentary duties.

psketti
11-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Would this be the cunt?

http://gibsonmarine.co.uk/images/Liam.jpg

http://gibsonmarine.co.uk/aboutus.aspx

It's sickening that this fuck walked free. His face should be everywhere so people know who and what he is!

imbreeze
12-02-2012, 02:35 PM
While I agree that it's sick and disgusting, I do not feel he deserves prison time as he was not accused of actually touching children but only owning pornography.

They did the right thing.

maverick angel
12-02-2012, 02:43 PM
While I agree that it's sick and disgusting, I do not feel he deserves prison time as he was not accused of actually touching children but only owning pornography.

They did the right thing.

I'm sure that's what he said as well. Children are suffering because people like him create the demand for these images, he should have got jail.

imbreeze
12-02-2012, 07:55 PM
I'm sure that's what he said as well. Children are suffering because people like him create the demand for these images, he should have got jail.

Jail for pictures on his private computer? Like I said, although it is very sick and very disgusting, how does this warrant jail time? Would you rather he act on his feelings? Pedophilia is a serious mental problem, and should be treated as such.

ftil
12-02-2012, 08:06 PM
Jail for pictures on his private computer? Like I said, although it is very sick and very disgusting, how does this warrant jail time? Would you rather he act on his feelings? Pedophilia is a serious mental problem, and should be treated as such.

It is a dilemma, isn’t it? He can’t be jailed for having picture of children but at the same time because of bastards like he children suffer. If we as adults can’t protect children something is very wrong. :eek:

zegzy
12-02-2012, 08:10 PM
I'm sure that's what he said as well. Children are suffering because people like him create the demand for these images, he should have got jail.
Jail for pictures on his private computer? Like I said, although it is very sick and very disgusting, how does this warrant jail time? Would you rather he act on his feelings? Pedophilia is a serious mental problem, and should be treated as such.

50,000 pictures to be precise. Personally, i think he and his sort should be strung up by the balls from lamposts and then beaten to a pulp by the parents of children who have been sexually abused. You are a little too defensive in regards to the sentencing of such characters for my liking. Maybe the police should check your hard-drive to ensure that you are on the right side of the law in regards to pedophilia.

ftil
12-02-2012, 08:20 PM
50,000 pictures to be precise. Personally, i think he and his sort should be strung up by the balls from lamposts and then beaten to a pulp by the parents of children who have been sexually abused. You are a little too defensive in regards to the sentencing of such characters for my liking. Maybe the police should check your hard-drive just to be sure you are on the right side of the law in regards to pedophilia.

The problem is with law. Those in power are protected by law. This is absolutely sick. :eek:

I agree, I would hanged them by their balls.

entrangermercenary
12-02-2012, 11:01 PM
While I agree that it's sick and disgusting, I do not feel he deserves prison time as he was not accused of actually touching children but only owning pornography.

They did the right thing.

So somebody takes pictures of poor little kiddies being abused, so this sick fuck can either get his jollies or sell them or what ever the fuck he does. :mad: :mad:

But you say thats ok :eek: :eek:

psketti
13-02-2012, 12:35 AM
Jail for pictures on his private computer? Like I said, although it is very sick and very disgusting, how does this warrant jail time? Would you rather he act on his feelings? Pedophilia is a serious mental problem, and should be treated as such.

Every one of those 5000 fucking images has been classed as pornographic which means every kid was abused or degarded in some form or another. He also has a son.

You're another twisted cunt that's going on my ever growing list of pedo sympathisers and justifiers that are crawling around here.

Fuck off you sick bastard.

maverick angel
13-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Jail for pictures on his private computer? Like I said, although it is very sick and very disgusting, how does this warrant jail time? Would you rather he act on his feelings? Pedophilia is a serious mental problem, and should be treated as such.

50,000 images of child porn, and you don't think he should go to jail! It's quite clear where your sympathies lie.

imbreeze
14-02-2012, 01:32 PM
50,000 images of child porn, and you don't think he should go to jail! It's quite clear where your sympathies lie.

Like I said, I agree it is sick, very sick and very wrong, but when one stops and thinks -- does it REALLY warrant jail time? Is he guilty of committing these acts on children himself?

Is it illegal to have a real rape film on one's computer of two adults? Should a person be jailed for having one? All though it is sick, jail is not going to help him. They could of done better things with him besides jail.

imbreeze
14-02-2012, 02:06 PM
Every one of those 5000 fucking images has been classed as pornographic which means every kid was abused or degarded in some form or another. He also has a son.

You're another twisted cunt that's going on my ever growing list of pedo sympathisers and justifiers that are crawling around here.

Fuck off you sick bastard.

Yes, I am sick for having compassion and forgiveness for others.

maverick angel
14-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Like I said, I agree it is sick, very sick and very wrong, but when one stops and thinks -- does it REALLY warrant jail time? Is he guilty of committing these acts on children himself?

Is it illegal to have a real rape film on one's computer of two adults? Should a person be jailed for having one? All though it is sick, jail is not going to help him. They could of done better things with him besides jail.

Getting of on rape isn't ok either. Like child porn it's not consensual, that's what rape is, adults or children. Also it's not one image, it's 50000. This is a dangerous obsession, I'm, heterosexual, but I don't have 50000 legal pornographic images on my computer. He and his kind should be jailed because they are the customer base, they are creating the demand for the product. The product being photographs of children being sexually abused. If you can't understand theses simple facts which I have explained very clearly then you are either a pedophile yourself or just thick as shiit!

edelweiss pirate
14-02-2012, 03:10 PM
Getting of on rape isn't ok either. Like child porn it's not consensual, that's what rape is, adults or children. Also it's not one image, it's 50000. This is a dangerous obsession, I'm, heterosexual, but I don't have 50000 legal pornographic images on my computer. He and his kind should be jailed because they are the customer base, they are creating the demand for the product. The product being photographs of children being sexually abused. If you can't understand theses simple facts which I have explained very clearly then you are either a pedophile yourself or just thick as shiit!

Agreed. These people are perverted paedo freemason scum. They ought to be jailed.

And that's getting off lightly in my view.

imbreeze
14-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Getting of on rape isn't ok either. Like child porn it's not consensual, that's what rape is, adults or children. Also it's not one image, it's 50000. This is a dangerous obsession, I'm, heterosexual, but I don't have 50000 legal pornographic images on my computer. He and his kind should be jailed because they are the customer base, they are creating the demand for the product. The product being photographs of children being sexually abused. If you can't understand theses simple facts which I have explained very clearly then you are either a pedophile yourself or just thick as shiit!

Based on your logic, all drug abusers should be jailed right now! All of the consumers addicted to prescription and illegal drugs should be jailed because they are consumers and creating a demand for the product.

Get real.

Secondly, me a pedo? LOL! Im 22 years old. Well I guess that wouldn't mean that I'm not one, but really.. I'm not. I simply have a different outlook on things. No one would choose that lifestyle on purpose, it's clearly a mental disorder of some kind and should be treated as such providing said offender has not been found guilty of committing any acts. Sure, children were harmed in those photographs and it is sick and disgusting, but based on you and other peoples logic we should be jailed for buying clothes produced in sweat shops where conditions are HORRIBLE for children, sometimes worse than sexual abuse. And we should be jailed for creating a demand for the products produced by kids in these factories.

Again, get real.

bigscotsman
14-02-2012, 04:11 PM
the sick fuck should be banged up in a padded cell with a chocolate key


animal

maverick angel
14-02-2012, 04:39 PM
Based on your logic, all drug abusers should be jailed right now! All of the consumers addicted to prescription and illegal drugs should be jailed because they are consumers and creating a demand for the product.

Get real.

Secondly, me a pedo? LOL! Im 22 years old. Well I guess that wouldn't mean that I'm not one, but really.. I'm not. I simply have a different outlook on things. No one would choose that lifestyle on purpose, it's clearly a mental disorder of some kind and should be treated as such providing said offender has not been found guilty of committing any acts. Sure, children were harmed in those photographs and it is sick and disgusting, but based on you and other peoples logic we should be jailed for buying clothes produced in sweat shops where conditions are HORRIBLE for children, sometimes worse than sexual abuse. And we should be jailed for creating a demand for the products produced by kids in these factories.

Again, get real.

Drugs are a separate issue. As regards clothes, well, they are a neccessity and people have to buy what they can afford. A poor mother will clothe her child as cheaply as possible, but she MUST clothe her child. If sweatshop garments are available and all that some people can buy, wel that's a political problem. As for conditions being worse in child labour, well again it's not the same thing. Theres not many things worse than being kidnaped, raped multiple times in front of a camera then being murdered. If you think that these kids just have a sore bottom for half an hour then go home with an ice lolly never to be troubled again your sadly mistaken. Owning child porn is NOT a necessity, it's an indulgence with the most appalling consequences. Pedophilia doesn't respond to treatment, most pedophiles are repeat offenders, whenever they're caught for something serious they have always got a previous conviction. It doesnt respond to treatment, because it's not a disease it's an evil intention.

edelweiss pirate
14-02-2012, 04:40 PM
the sick fuck should be banged up in a padded cell with a chocolate key


animal

Yep. Common sense, god save us from these liberals who more or less believe in equal rights for paedos.

Paedos are scum, we are being moderate by not pulling the trigger on them there and then.

Jail is a mercy.

imbreeze
14-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Drugs are a separate issue. As regards clothes, well, they are a neccessity and people have to buy what they can afford. A poor mother will clothe her child as cheaply as possible, but she MUST clothe her child. If sweatshop garments are available and all that some people can buy, wel that's a political problem. As for conditions being worse in child labour, well again it's not the same thing. Theres not many things worse than being kidnaped, raped multiple times in front of a camera then being murdered. If you think that these kids just have a sore bottom for half an hour then go home with an ice lolly never to be troubled again your sadly mistaken. Owning child porn is NOT a necessity, it's an indulgence with the most appalling consequences. Pedophilia doesn't respond to treatment, most pedophiles are repeat offenders, whenever they're caught for something serious they have always got a previous conviction. It doesnt respond to treatment, because it's not a disease it's an evil intention.

I suppose you do raise some very valid points here, I did not look at it in this light. While I would agree pedophilia does not respond to treatment ( I wouldn't say it doesn't respond for EVERY case, but most likely most), I still feel that those who are NOT guilty of committing the acts, as sick as it is -- should not be sentenced to jail time, except for extreme cases.

I did not read this topic in it's entirety and missed the bit about there being 50,000 images. That is quite alot of pictures. I being a person who enjoys porn cannot even fathom accumulating that many pictures! Let alone of such a sick and twisted act..

This is just my opinion. Pics/Videos, as sick,twisted and disturbing as it is, should warrant some kind of treatment option. If the individual has not been found guilty of committing the acts perhaps he/she is still a very viable candidate for treatment. Those that have and do carry out the acts I feel should be punished for their crimes of course.

As for sweatshops.. Jordan shoes and alot of other major brands are NOT cheap items, so I stand by my statement -- according to your logic, consumers of those brands should be jailed for supporting sweatshops.

psketti
15-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Again, get real.

Again, fuck off you sick pedo sympathising cunt.

ftil
15-02-2012, 10:46 AM
Again, fuck off you sick pedo sympathising cunt.

A list of pedophile supporters.......is growing bigger. They have a unique way to rationalize the problem. :eek:

imbreeze
15-02-2012, 12:56 PM
Psketti, you are clearly a child predator. Sick twisted cunt!

psketti
15-02-2012, 01:06 PM
Psketti, you are clearly a child predator. Sick twisted cunt!


:D tell if to the fucking judge you twat.