“I wish I could make it longer, but the fact is that you’d serve only half of that sentence, less the time you’ve already served and the credit for your guilty plea. You’d spend a few months behind bars and come out and offend again, no doubt,” said the Judge. “That is not in the public interest.
“What I want to do is stop you. I will impose a two year custodial sentence, suspended for two years and I order you to take part in the Thames Valley Sex Offender Programme. You will also undertake a 25 day rehabilitation requirement and be the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.”