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Paedophiles must face jail sentences, police chiefs urge

PUBLISHED February 7, 2005

Scotland[base ']s leading police officers believe child sex offenders should face mandatory jail sentences, it emerged yesterday.

The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) is concerned that a number of paedophiles have been dealt with too leniently by the courts.
Bob Ovens, ACPOS spokesman on child protection, said it was time for a tougher approach to be adopted.