Thursday, 22 March 2012


A serial sex offender was caught offending by a nurse the day after being released from a mental health institute.
He couldn’t wait 24 hours…
Wayne Alan Saville, 41, had served three years in prison for possessing indecent images of children and went on to be treated in a medium-security mental health unit.

However, just one day after his release from the unit, he was spotted by a mental health nurse breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) by buying a computer.

The nurse alerted police and when they arrested Saville, they discovered 549 images on the new laptop.

He was (at least) not fooling himself about his true nature, unlike his keepers:
Saville, 41, told officers: "I bought it because I'm a paedophile and no amount of treatment will help that."
Which does rather beg the question, doesn’t it? And no, ‘just pictures’ isn’t all he wanted:
When he was arrested, he said wanted to "start contacting girls" and go to the "the next level".

He told the officer he was guilty of more offences.
We need somewhere for these people, if we aren’t going to put them down like diseased dogs. And it looks like we aren't.


Anonymous said...

After reading James Highhams article

I suppose we could send them all to represent us in Europe (Ambassadors to Belgium or Portugal perhaps ) they'd fir right in with those types.

As a parent my own opinion tends towards the "put them down like diseased dogs" idea, I'd force myself to live with an alternative if these 'people' were locked up, securely, and indefinitely. Why is it that 'it's for the Cheeldren' never results in more realistic treatment of these sick monstrosities (could it be there are sympathies in the elite section of the population for their actions?).

David Gillies said...

It does seem to be the regrettable truth that a certain class of aberrant behaviour is almost completely immune to treatment or mitigation. The question then naturally arises as to what must be done. It would seem that, on balance, a utilitarian calculation calls for indefinite, prophylactic detention. It's a tough call.

Quiet_Man said...

Lots of deserted islands in Scotlandshire...

Hexe Froschbein said...

I hate to repeat myself, but... *reaches for the trusty gelding shears again*

Also see:

"Physical castration appears to be highly effective as, historically, it results in a 20-year re-offense rate of less than 2.3% vs. 80% in the untreated control group, according to a large 1963 study involving a total of 1036 sex offenders by the German researcher A. Langelüddeke, among others[36]—much lower than what was otherwise expected. Compare to overall sex offender recidivism rates.

In modern times, the Czech Republic practices surgically castrating convicted sex offenders. According to the reports compiled by Council of Europe, a human-rights forum, the central European country physically castrated at least 94 prisoners in the 10 years up to April 2008. The Czech Republic defends this procedure as voluntary and effective.[37] According to Dr. Martin Hollý, director of the Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice in Prague, none of the nearly 100 sex offenders who had been physically castrated had committed further offenses.[38] One serial offender stated that being castrated was the "best decision" he ever made: "On the one hand you have to protect the potential victims and on the other hand I wanted to be protected from myself, I wanted to live like a normal person."[39] Don Grubin, a professor at Newcastle University's Institute of Neuroscience who also runs a chemical castration program backed by the U.K.'s Ministry of Justice, was initially opposed to physical castration. After visiting the Czech Republic, however, he agreed that some form of castration might be of benefit to some sex offenders."

Anonymous said...

Leaving them in the general prison population rather than VPUs and protective isolation would solve the reoffending problem permanently.

JuliaM said...

"Why is it that 'it's for the Cheeldren' never results in more realistic treatment of these sick monstrosities.."

A damned good question, because - as Hexe Froscnbein points out - it does exist.

" It's a tough call."

The sort of call no-one wants to make.

"Leaving them in the general prison population rather than VPUs and protective isolation would solve the reoffending problem permanently."

Wouldn't it indeed!

Sgt Albert Hall said...

Another one for the original suspended sentence, at the end of a rope.