Whilst the downloading of obscene photographs or pseudo-photographs of children was a serious offence, in order to correctly reflect the principles set out in the guideline case of R v Toomer & Ors (2000) Times, November 21, 2000, the nine-month sentence would be quashed and substituted with a term of six months' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Tuckey LJ, Hidden J, Judge Maddison)

18/12/2000

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