One Direction and Olly Murs fans targeted by ticket scammer Liam McMahon

Daily Echo: Liam McMahon Liam McMahon

HE believed he had the answer to his cash problems – by preying on young pop fans.

Desperate to see the headline acts of One Direction and Olly Murs, fans placed adverts on the Internet begging for spare tickets.

Liam McMahon saw them – and exploited their gullibility.

“I’ve got some,” he replied.

So they sent off their cash – up to £50 a ticket – and waited for them to drop through the letterbox.

But the man who also worked as an illustrator had conned them. He had nothing to sell and ran off with their money.

Guilty plea Now the law has caught up with McMahon, who thought he had got away with more than £2,000.

A judge described him as a “persistent fraudster and thief” when he was jailed for 28 months at Southampton Crown Court.

McMahon, 28, of Stafford Road, Southampton, admitted five counts of fraud and asked for 20 others to be considered.

He also pleaded guilty to 12 charges of making and distributing indecent pictures of children.

Prosecutor Tim Compton described how a United States child protection team contacted police after images had been downloaded on McMahon’s computer at an address in London.

But when detectives swooped, they discovered he had left.

However, an investigation led them to a bedsit in Southampton where his room was searched and his laptop seized.

They discovered he had downloaded in excess of 130 images and had passed 18 of them on by text, although it was not known whether they had been forwarded to one person or a paedophile ring.

Passing sentence, Judge Peter Henry told McMahon, who had 12 previous convictions for 48 offences, he was a “persistent fraudster and thief”.

“You persuaded people to put money into your bank account but you never had any tickets.

“They lost their money and were caused considerable inconvenience. It required considerable planning and execution.”

‘Shameful’ In mitigation, Berenice Mulvanny said McMahon had made a full and frank confession about the fraud charges.

His severe depression and mental health issues had made it a struggle for him to hold down a full-time job and a long-term relationship.

Miss Mulvanny added: “He says his behaviour was unforgivably shameful and disgusting.”

In addition to the jail term, the judge ordered McMahon to be placed on the sex offenders register for ten years and be the subject of a sexual offences prevention order – determined to run indefinitely – which restricts McMahon’s use of the Internet.

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7:47am Wed 5 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

His severe depression and mental health issues had made it a struggle for him to hold down a full-time job and a long-term relationship.
If it's not one thing it's another
His severe depression and mental health issues had made it a struggle for him to hold down a full-time job and a long-term relationship. If it's not one thing it's another Zexagon

8:19am Wed 5 Feb 14

Higginz says...

Perhaps it's the fraud, thievery and child **** that's made it difficult to hold down a full time job and long term relationship, not the health issues? You get out what you put in to life, so man up and start taking responsibility.
Perhaps it's the fraud, thievery and child **** that's made it difficult to hold down a full time job and long term relationship, not the health issues? You get out what you put in to life, so man up and start taking responsibility. Higginz

8:41am Wed 5 Feb 14

St.Winch70 says...

A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children.
Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud. St.Winch70

9:49am Wed 5 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

St.Winch70 wrote:
A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence.
What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
[quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it. ToastyTea

9:50am Wed 5 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

Higginz wrote:
Perhaps it's the fraud, thievery and child **** that's made it difficult to hold down a full time job and long term relationship, not the health issues? You get out what you put in to life, so man up and start taking responsibility.
I think you're being too hard on him. I'd be depressed if I had that hairstyle too.
[quote][p][bold]Higginz[/bold] wrote: Perhaps it's the fraud, thievery and child **** that's made it difficult to hold down a full time job and long term relationship, not the health issues? You get out what you put in to life, so man up and start taking responsibility.[/p][/quote]I think you're being too hard on him. I'd be depressed if I had that hairstyle too. gilbertratchet

9:57am Wed 5 Feb 14

Dasal says...

ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote:
A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence.
What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous.
WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???...........
.......
.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... . Dasal

10:03am Wed 5 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .
Yes pathetic, I'm sure the lovely chaps inside will give him a good time though being he's a Paedo and likes to ripp off children buying concert tickets.
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]Yes pathetic, I'm sure the lovely chaps inside will give him a good time though being he's a Paedo and likes to ripp off children buying concert tickets. ToastyTea

10:19am Wed 5 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

why has nobody that mentioned that haircut yet!!
why has nobody that mentioned that haircut yet!! ToastyTea

10:24am Wed 5 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

ToastyTea wrote:
why has nobody that mentioned that haircut yet!!
I have.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: why has nobody that mentioned that haircut yet!![/p][/quote]I have. gilbertratchet

10:25am Wed 5 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

I think it's tragic that members of De La Soul have been reduced to this sort of petty thievery.
I think it's tragic that members of De La Soul have been reduced to this sort of petty thievery. gilbertratchet

11:26am Wed 5 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: why has nobody that mentioned that haircut yet!!
I have.
Sorry you're right
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: why has nobody that mentioned that haircut yet!![/p][/quote]I have.[/p][/quote]Sorry you're right ToastyTea

1:42pm Wed 5 Feb 14

kiddynamite says...

Anyone who trys to buy a one direction ticket deserves to be ripped off!
Anyone who trys to buy a one direction ticket deserves to be ripped off! kiddynamite

2:20pm Wed 5 Feb 14

mrbacon says...

what a specimen he is!!!!!!!!!
what a specimen he is!!!!!!!!! mrbacon

3:26pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Outside of the Box says...

So this filthy bacon is labelled a ticket fraudster, what is wrong with the Echo, downloading indecent images of children is a far worse crime than conning people, he's filth.
So this filthy bacon is labelled a ticket fraudster, what is wrong with the Echo, downloading indecent images of children is a far worse crime than conning people, he's filth. Outside of the Box

3:48pm Wed 5 Feb 14

befriendly says...

Looking like he does its no wonder he can't maintain a relationship and I bet he only became depressed when he got caught.
Looking like he does its no wonder he can't maintain a relationship and I bet he only became depressed when he got caught. befriendly

4:09pm Wed 5 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

Another shining example of our justice system failing us!
Another shining example of our justice system failing us! camerajuan

4:28pm Wed 5 Feb 14

forest hump says...

Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote:
A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence.
What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous.
WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???...........

.......
.
The majority of Judges who preside over us now are lily-livered Liberals who see little wrong with this type of behaviour. Consequently, there is very little deterrent and crime is rife. This vile creature will be probably be freed in a year because of mitigating circumstances which are a pack of lives. This is a prime example of why this country is going to the dogs.
Until we get some judges who have guts and morals, stories like this will prevail. Lock them up without privileges for a very long time. And before people whine about cost, if it were managed skilfully, without paying benefits, this would incur no additional costs.
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]The majority of Judges who preside over us now are lily-livered Liberals who see little wrong with this type of behaviour. Consequently, there is very little deterrent and crime is rife. This vile creature will be probably be freed in a year because of mitigating circumstances which are a pack of lives. This is a prime example of why this country is going to the dogs. Until we get some judges who have guts and morals, stories like this will prevail. Lock them up without privileges for a very long time. And before people whine about cost, if it were managed skilfully, without paying benefits, this would incur no additional costs. forest hump

5:37pm Wed 5 Feb 14

derek james says...

kiddynamite wrote:
Anyone who trys to buy a one direction ticket deserves to be ripped off!
absolutely right they have the cheek to compare themselves to the beatles, yet they don't write their own music, don't play instruments and can't sing!
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: Anyone who trys to buy a one direction ticket deserves to be ripped off![/p][/quote]absolutely right they have the cheek to compare themselves to the beatles, yet they don't write their own music, don't play instruments and can't sing! derek james

9:55pm Wed 5 Feb 14

jondoe says...

Congrats on proving that celebrity sells Daily Echo
Congrats on proving that celebrity sells Daily Echo jondoe

1:28am Thu 6 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

Having depression and mental health issues should NEVER excuse vile behaviour
Having depression and mental health issues should NEVER excuse vile behaviour Mary80

8:25am Thu 6 Feb 14

jonone says...

Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .
The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless. jonone

8:40am Thu 6 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

derek james wrote:
kiddynamite wrote:
Anyone who trys to buy a one direction ticket deserves to be ripped off!
absolutely right they have the cheek to compare themselves to the beatles, yet they don't write their own music, don't play instruments and can't sing!
The Beatles were a cover band for quite a while.
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: Anyone who trys to buy a one direction ticket deserves to be ripped off![/p][/quote]absolutely right they have the cheek to compare themselves to the beatles, yet they don't write their own music, don't play instruments and can't sing![/p][/quote]The Beatles were a cover band for quite a while. gilbertratchet

8:41am Thu 6 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

jonone wrote:
Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .
The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.
Please provide one shred of evidence that any of the "liberal left' thinks victims are worthless.
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.[/p][/quote]Please provide one shred of evidence that any of the "liberal left' thinks victims are worthless. gilbertratchet

8:49am Thu 6 Feb 14

alexandriamatthews1985 says...

he was my mate i cant believe this. i had no idea at all....gutted
he was my mate i cant believe this. i had no idea at all....gutted alexandriamatthews1985

9:03am Thu 6 Feb 14

danmurph56 says...

jonone wrote:
Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .
The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.
You seem quite confused. A two year custodial sentence is quite a long time. After that he'll be on a Section 15 and supervision order. On top of that he'll be on a register for 10 years, which means you can't do much without informing the police. The full nature of his offences isn't known, but its a bit ignorant to suggest that a bunch of liberals have got together to say "Two years holiday expenses paid (we'll let you off after a year) then its back to ripping people off and kiddy fiddling for you."

He'll be strictly supervised and unable to get a proper job for the rest of his life. I'm sure you'd prefer to live somewhere where mistakes are punished by indefinite custodial sentences, but people do have the capacity to change and you may as well give them a chance under supervision.

The nasty tories are more to blame for underemployment and the vilification of the poor than paedophilia.
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.[/p][/quote]You seem quite confused. A two year custodial sentence is quite a long time. After that he'll be on a Section 15 and supervision order. On top of that he'll be on a register for 10 years, which means you can't do much without informing the police. The full nature of his offences isn't known, but its a bit ignorant to suggest that a bunch of liberals have got together to say "Two years holiday expenses paid (we'll let you off after a year) then its back to ripping people off and kiddy fiddling for you." He'll be strictly supervised and unable to get a proper job for the rest of his life. I'm sure you'd prefer to live somewhere where mistakes are punished by indefinite custodial sentences, but people do have the capacity to change and you may as well give them a chance under supervision. The nasty tories are more to blame for underemployment and the vilification of the poor than paedophilia. danmurph56

2:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

danmurph56 wrote:
jonone wrote:
Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .
The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.
You seem quite confused. A two year custodial sentence is quite a long time. After that he'll be on a Section 15 and supervision order. On top of that he'll be on a register for 10 years, which means you can't do much without informing the police. The full nature of his offences isn't known, but its a bit ignorant to suggest that a bunch of liberals have got together to say "Two years holiday expenses paid (we'll let you off after a year) then its back to ripping people off and kiddy fiddling for you."

He'll be strictly supervised and unable to get a proper job for the rest of his life. I'm sure you'd prefer to live somewhere where mistakes are punished by indefinite custodial sentences, but people do have the capacity to change and you may as well give them a chance under supervision.

The nasty tories are more to blame for underemployment and the vilification of the poor than paedophilia.
12 previous convictions for 48 previous offences and still free to do this. He hasn't been rehabilitated. THAT is where the justice system has failed. Great. He's been caught, and will be inside for (a portion of) 2 years. When he gets out he'll re-offend. He wasn't rehabilitated the last 12 times, there's no sign he will be this time.
[quote][p][bold]danmurph56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.[/p][/quote]You seem quite confused. A two year custodial sentence is quite a long time. After that he'll be on a Section 15 and supervision order. On top of that he'll be on a register for 10 years, which means you can't do much without informing the police. The full nature of his offences isn't known, but its a bit ignorant to suggest that a bunch of liberals have got together to say "Two years holiday expenses paid (we'll let you off after a year) then its back to ripping people off and kiddy fiddling for you." He'll be strictly supervised and unable to get a proper job for the rest of his life. I'm sure you'd prefer to live somewhere where mistakes are punished by indefinite custodial sentences, but people do have the capacity to change and you may as well give them a chance under supervision. The nasty tories are more to blame for underemployment and the vilification of the poor than paedophilia.[/p][/quote]12 previous convictions for 48 previous offences and still free to do this. He hasn't been rehabilitated. THAT is where the justice system has failed. Great. He's been caught, and will be inside for (a portion of) 2 years. When he gets out he'll re-offend. He wasn't rehabilitated the last 12 times, there's no sign he will be this time. gilbertratchet

1:03am Sat 8 Feb 14

danmurph56 says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
danmurph56 wrote:
jonone wrote:
Dasal wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
St.Winch70 wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.
Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.
Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .
The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.
You seem quite confused. A two year custodial sentence is quite a long time. After that he'll be on a Section 15 and supervision order. On top of that he'll be on a register for 10 years, which means you can't do much without informing the police. The full nature of his offences isn't known, but its a bit ignorant to suggest that a bunch of liberals have got together to say "Two years holiday expenses paid (we'll let you off after a year) then its back to ripping people off and kiddy fiddling for you."

He'll be strictly supervised and unable to get a proper job for the rest of his life. I'm sure you'd prefer to live somewhere where mistakes are punished by indefinite custodial sentences, but people do have the capacity to change and you may as well give them a chance under supervision.

The nasty tories are more to blame for underemployment and the vilification of the poor than paedophilia.
12 previous convictions for 48 previous offences and still free to do this. He hasn't been rehabilitated. THAT is where the justice system has failed. Great. He's been caught, and will be inside for (a portion of) 2 years. When he gets out he'll re-offend. He wasn't rehabilitated the last 12 times, there's no sign he will be this time.
Well he's not free now, is he? He's in prison. You're still free to have the same rank right-wing attitude that never asks why people do bad things, just assigns some arbitrary notion of 'evil' upon them and thinks we should throw away the key.

You are the problem. In the UK we have close to a 60% rate of re-offending. In countries where criminals are treated as humans and actively rehabilitated--like Norway--the rate is closer to 20%. All people like you do is create a cycle so you can watch Benefits Street and get utterly furious about it all.

Liam is being punished by having his freedom taken away and then severely restricted up until he he approaches 40. Locking people up for longer only makes the situation worse, as they have even less chance, re-offend and then present a problem as soon as they get out.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]danmurph56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: A sad reflection of our warped materialistic society that this lowlife is labelled a 'ticket scammer' who also downloaded and distributed indecent images of children. Headline should read something entirely different to reflect that first and foremost this worm is a sick degenerate who also carries out fraud.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly what I was thinking, they make it sound as though him being a Paedo is another minor offence. What was his sentence ? I can't see it.[/p][/quote]Jailed 28 months - that's about 6 weeks for each previous. WHERE DO WE GET THESE JUDGES???........... ....... .[/p][/quote]The liberal Left, who no doubt can find some reason to blame being a paedo and a scammer onto "those nasty Tories." They therefore think every criminal deserves a second chance and every victim is worthless.[/p][/quote]You seem quite confused. A two year custodial sentence is quite a long time. After that he'll be on a Section 15 and supervision order. On top of that he'll be on a register for 10 years, which means you can't do much without informing the police. The full nature of his offences isn't known, but its a bit ignorant to suggest that a bunch of liberals have got together to say "Two years holiday expenses paid (we'll let you off after a year) then its back to ripping people off and kiddy fiddling for you." He'll be strictly supervised and unable to get a proper job for the rest of his life. I'm sure you'd prefer to live somewhere where mistakes are punished by indefinite custodial sentences, but people do have the capacity to change and you may as well give them a chance under supervision. The nasty tories are more to blame for underemployment and the vilification of the poor than paedophilia.[/p][/quote]12 previous convictions for 48 previous offences and still free to do this. He hasn't been rehabilitated. THAT is where the justice system has failed. Great. He's been caught, and will be inside for (a portion of) 2 years. When he gets out he'll re-offend. He wasn't rehabilitated the last 12 times, there's no sign he will be this time.[/p][/quote]Well he's not free now, is he? He's in prison. You're still free to have the same rank right-wing attitude that never asks why people do bad things, just assigns some arbitrary notion of 'evil' upon them and thinks we should throw away the key. You are the problem. In the UK we have close to a 60% rate of re-offending. In countries where criminals are treated as humans and actively rehabilitated--like Norway--the rate is closer to 20%. All people like you do is create a cycle so you can watch Benefits Street and get utterly furious about it all. Liam is being punished by having his freedom taken away and then severely restricted up until he he approaches 40. Locking people up for longer only makes the situation worse, as they have even less chance, re-offend and then present a problem as soon as they get out. danmurph56

12:17pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Hamster1234 says...

As a victim of Liam McMahon's fraud, I was delighted to find out that he's now behind bars. I felt really stupid at the time at having been conned by him, and I had no no idea he'd done this to so many people, and definitely no idea about the indecent pictures, so glad he's off the streets for a year at least.
As a victim of Liam McMahon's fraud, I was delighted to find out that he's now behind bars. I felt really stupid at the time at having been conned by him, and I had no no idea he'd done this to so many people, and definitely no idea about the indecent pictures, so glad he's off the streets for a year at least. Hamster1234

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