Vicar Admits Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Images

Vicar Admits Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Images

Adrian Fereday, 50, of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, admitted possessing photos of children between the ages of 2 and 9 being brutally raped and tortured (classified as the worst, or Level 5, in Britain). According to the Driffield Post & Times, Judge Simon Lawler QC of Sheffield Crown Court described the photos and movies as “disgusting” and “offensive.”

Judge Lawler condemned people who download and view child pornography. He said: “Those who seek out and view such material encourage and, in a sense, promote this wicked exploitation of very young and vulnerable children. The pain, suffering and damage it does to those children must be incalculable.  Many would say it is beyond belief that anyone, let alone a man of cloth who has worked with children, could have contemplated seeking out such material, let alone viewing it.”

Aug, 31, 2008