Self-styled ‘Child Protection Expert’ and teller of tall tales about Jimmy Savile and Duncroft, Mark Williams-Thomas (MWT), has – I assume in order to be able to pontificate in great detail via any media outlet which will let him – been keeping a beady eye on the trials of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell, and today came out with these words of wisdom…
— Mark Williams-Thomas (@mwilliamsthomas) May 7, 2013
MWT’s argument here is that if you do, watch or indulge in X then Y will happen as night follows day. By the same logic the following statements are true:
- All cannabis users will take harder drugs such as crack cocaine, heroin etc.
- Anyone who has watched pornography will become a rapist.
- Owning a firearm means that one day you will walk into a school and massacre a classroom full of children.
But, since we know that they aren’t, you really do have to be a complete cretin to assert that possessing an image of child abuse (as distasteful as it is) means that you will automatically become a killer of children for kicks.