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Hello there. Hope you’re feeling well today.Yesterday former Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas avoided a jail sentence.

After admitting making indecent images of children. Some according to the reports as young as six.

Yet he avoided a jail sentence.

He made 500 images of children and 70 films of them. With about a sixth falling into the highest category of illegal images. I personally never knew that there were categories of these images. But apparently there is. And he made some of them to the highest category.

Yet he avoided a jail sentence.

He was given a 26 week suspended sentence for two years and will be on the sex offenders register for seven years. I personally never knew that they were time limited. I thought that once you were on the sex offenders register like buying a dog it was for life. Also just twenty six weeks?!  Six months? What sort of punishment is that for the actions he has admitted taking?

And let’s not forget….

He avoided a jail sentence.

His defence counsel said that being away from his family made him “lonely”. Well as a follower on his Twitter account (now cancelled) he seemed to attend all kind of functions as an Assembly Member and Plaid Cymru spokesperson. Not only that but if you’re lonely you could watch TV, read a book and you know what it wouldn’t have bothered me if he had spent his time watching professional adult models online take off their clothes. But instead he made indecent images and films of children. I am no expert. But that does not sound like the actions of the average lonely man to me.

Yet he avoided a jail sentence.

And remember this. He was not charged with downloading indecent images and films of children. Actually he did something even worse than that. He made them.

Yet he avoided a jail sentence.

People are sent to jail for much less than what Mr Thomas did.

Yet he avoided a jail sentence.

Does not sound like justice to me.

Until the next time.