Fully agree with NotmeChief here - this foul man was providing a demand for these photographs to be distributed. His career may not technically be over, but surely it is in reality? I can't see him lasting ten minutes on a ship now (not advocating vigilantism by the way - just what I think will happen).
Come to think of it. though discharge may not be mandatory he could be discharged (administratively rather than as a punitive action) as a Naval Penalty, which could be appropriate in these circumstances.
You must have seen this before P_t. It's practically the norm for the media to refer to everyone with a rank as an 'officer'. He is (hopefully soon 'was') a Junior Non-Commisioned Officer in our purple world.
Not necessarily; under the SOA 2003, merely to copy an image from one place to another (i.e. downloading) would be classed as 'making a 'pseudo-image' (not necessarily the same thing as being present when the original image of the child was taken, but no less excusable).
When I was down the falklands in 95 there was a squaddie chef who had been sent there as "punishment" for exactly the same thing, as far as i can recall he was waiting for his case to be heard at Crown Court. Never heard what happened to him, but his life was made a misery by all the other service and civillian peeps at MPA. Personally i think they should all be castrated, with salt and vinegar rubbed into the open wounds and just left on some slag heap to rot and fester away, why should our hard earned taxpayers money be used to look after these ******* in clink.