The judge who presided over the case tried to justify his decision of releasing a sexual degenerate back on the streets by saying that the pedophile was “motivated by boredom rather than sexual interest in children” and that his “shame and remorse seem genuine,” according to the Post Millennial.
Despite the judge’s claims that there was no “sexual interest,” Andrew Teale, 43, who talked to the girl over Skype, eventually performed a sex act on camera. Aside from that, he engaged in other despicable behavior.
“In the conversation, going by the name Andy4Fun, he described how he was ‘getting horny’ while ‘needing to take care of his urges,’” the Post Millennial wrote.
“He asked what was ‘the naughtiest thing she had done,’ before telling her about a threesome he had during the country’s lockdowns.”
“Upon seeing a photo that he believed to be of the girl, he told her how ‘beautiful’ and ‘sexy’ she was, wishing he were younger as he ‘would want to be with her,’” the news outlet added.
“He asked her about her underwear and told her he was ‘thinking what you look like without a nightie.’”
The groomer, however, didn’t know that he was talking to an undercover police officer, which resulted in his arrest in January.
Even though Teale admitted that he committed all of these acts, the judge went easy. He gave him a 12-month suspended jail sentence that doesn’t require a person to go to prison as long as certain requirements are met, including 150 hours of community service.
Even though Teale tried to groom a child, the judge took into the account things like his “good character,” job loss and impact on his family life. A former head of the national online police child protection unit criticized these comments as being an “insult to injury.”
Teale, who used to work as the head of Innovation at British investment firm AJ Bell, resigned from his job in July without telling his company anything about the criminal charges that he was facing.
Teale’s lawyer says that the pedophile “put a stop to his behavior and sought help.”