Anorak | Man ‘looking for Madeleine McCann’ in child abuse images guilty of thought crimes

Man ‘looking for Madeleine McCann’ in child abuse images guilty of thought crimes

by | 16th, February 2015

thought crime Madeleine McCann: then story of the misisng child as told by the news media. Today we meet David Brinkman.

The Mirror introduces us to  “Vile David Brinkman” who says he’s no paedophile and possessed 694 indecent pictures and 88 video clips of children being abused for research purposes.

The paper adds that the “sick pensioner” was looking for Madeleine McCann. He was on a “crusade” to find Madeleine.

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court Brinkman’s lawyer claims:

 “He has been on this one man crusade as he is perfectly satisfied that Madeleine McCann was removed from the property in 2007 and has found her way into a paedophile ring. As a result of that he got himself immersed in looking at child pornography.”

His lawyer added that Brinkman had only exchanged abuse images with paedophiles to carry on his search.

It’s an intriguing and, so far, unique defence. Once upon a time, anyone finding missing Madeleine McCann was in line for a £2.5m reward. The Met Police are offering up to £20,000 “for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the abduction of Madeleine McCann from Praia da Luz Portugal on the 3rd May 2003.”

So. You were looking to help conclude the biggest story of the Century.

But this defence failed. Sheriff Napier tells Brinkman:

“You’re not an obvious and immediate risk to members of the public. But that does not mean that there could not be the possibility of a custodial sentence.”

Brinkman is out on bail. So. you can assess his risk to society for yourselves. He will be sentenced next month.

As for the crime, well, it’s the dowloading and possessing part that is odd. It is indeed a sickness to get sexually aroused by children and rape (we can agree on

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