"Here's something I found in the 'Liverpool Echo'...":
A persistent paedophile caught with a video of a four-year-old boy being raped was finally jailed today. Timothy Cousins has twice previously been caught downloading indecent images of children being sexually abused.
Yet both times the 32-year-old, of Olivia Street, Bootle, was spared jail and given a chance to change his ways.
Twice. Not once, but twice.
Paul Lewis, defending, urged the judge to spare his client jail again, arguing Cousins had responded well to supervision, but struggled when it finished.
How much are we spending keeping this recidivist alive?
He accepted it was a "bold submission" but said Cousins "engaged well" and stayed out of trouble for a two-year period until his supervision ended on January 30 last year.
Mr Lewis said: "My submission is that the absence of supervision is causing him to reoffend. There are no substance misuse issues. There are no psychiatric or mental health issues."
If you thought that argument might fly, you may have the issues...