Lonely paedophile is allowed to befriend fellow sex offender because he feels isolated

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Lonely paedophile is allowed to befriend fellow sex offender because he feels isolated



A paedophile has been allowed to contact another child sex offender because he is lonely and has no other friends.
Barry Cutler, 68, was jailed for a year back in 2011 after being arrested alongside other members of the now-defunct Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which became infamous in the 1970s for advocating sex with children.
He was held when police raided the home of ringleader Steven Freeman, in Putney, southwest London, and found his stash of 3,000 obscene sketches as well as nearly 15,000 images and films in July 2008.

Barry Cutler, 68, was jailed for a year back in 2011 after being arrested alongside other members of the now-defunct Paedophile Information Exchange (Picture: Central News)Freeman held weekly meetings for his friends to share his hoard, including computer games which award points for the seduction of young boys.
Cutler eventually pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of indecent photos of a child as well as one of failing to disclose a key to protected information and was jailed for 12 months three years later in July 2011.
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Among various subsequent appeals against the length of imprisonment and different clauses of the order was one challenging the proscription on communicating with other paedophiles.
Cutler argued that his ‘social circle was extremely limited as a result of social phobia disorder’ and claimed a restriction on ‘associating with individuals who he saw as friends, some of whom he had known for over 30 years, was disproportionate’.
When that plea was turned down, his barrister told the Court of Appeal that the clause impinged his right to respect for his family life and his freedom of association with others.
He applied to add the words ‘in private’ thereby allowing him to meet fellow paedophiles in public.
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They found Cutler ‘was a member of a determined and sophisticated paedophile ring’ which utilised data encryption ‘to avoid detection’.
There was there was still ‘an obvious risk’ of them continuing to offend, adding that ‘the abhorrent views of the individuals were reinforced by the group and the meetings between them’.
Most recently, Cutler, from Beckenham, southeast London, sought to vary the SOPO by removing the prohibition completely.

Freeman held weekly meetings for his friends to share his hoard, including computer games which award points for the seduction of young boys (Picture: Central News)Judge Nicholas Cooke, QC, sitting at the Old Bailey, agreed to amend the order slightly by allowing him to contact Anthony Zalewski, an ex-PIE member with two child sex convictions dating back to 1976 and 1985.
The judge said nothing else to Zalewski’s detriment had been drawn to his attention, adding that the pair had some common interests unconnected to offending and their association presented no current risk.
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‘His former membership of the Paedophile Information Exchange is also worrying.
‘However, the prosecution or Commissioner has never sought an order preventing the applicant from having any contact with former members of the Paedophile Information Exchange, per se.’
Refusing to vary the SOPO any further, Judge Cooke branded Cutler ‘a sad figure’ who ‘lacks insight into the damage done by child pornography’.
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‘I accept the evidence in relation to the applicant’s social isolation and I encourage him to seek assistance with that.
‘I reject, however, the argument that unrestrained association with persons he knows to have committed sexual offences, including non-contact offences, involving children can be justified as a response to that.’
Cutler’s friends John Parratt, 70, and John Morrison, 44, were originally jailed alongside him.
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The judge on that occasion, Recorder Oliver Sells QC, told them: ‘It is plain beyond doubt that you were all part of what has been described as a paedophile ring engaged in the possession, the viewing and the distribution of indecent images of children.
‘The photographs I have seen necessarily involved and encouraged the abuse and the exploitation of children who are vulnerable and unable to protect themselves from such perverted adult behaviour.
‘In your different ways and to varying degrees you have all contributed to that abuse of children wherever they may be.’

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