Last night, a spokesman for the National Victims Association described it as 'abhorrent' that Barnes should, 'in effect, go unpunished'.Teesside Crown Court heard how Barnes was arrested at his family home in October 2009 following an operation carried out by Staffordshire Police.

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David Barnes, 24, engaged in 'cyber-sex' with a 13-year-old schoolgirl and downloaded hundreds of pornographic pictures and short films - one of which showed the rape of a handcuffed five-year-old girl.

But Judge Peter Fox QC said a short prison sentence would not prevent him from reoffending.

A national victims' group hit out saying it was 'intellectually, ethically, morally' wrong to lay any blame on the 13-year-old girl and described the sentencing as 'abhorrent'.

He was also told by the judge that a sex offender treatment programme he was placed upon was not available to him behind bars.

'Many people must be puzzled to say the very least at the leniency of the guideline sentencing,' the judge said. If I sent you to prison it would be for a matter of a few weeks only, hence, as I say, the puzzlement that many people would have about that.

'The weeks you wound spend in prison would do nothing to stop you doing this again.My concern is for the future - the protection of other children.' Guidelines allow sentences of up to seven years for inciting children to engage in sexual activity and up to ten years in jail for the most serious pornography.Judge Fox admitted people would be 'puzzled to say the least' at his decision.Shop worker Barnes could have been jailed up to six months, but was allowed discount on his punishment because he pleaded guilty to the charges and was of previous good character.Barnes, of Darlington, admitted 17 specimen charges of making indecent images and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.The 24-year-old was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with supervision and 300 hours of unpaid work for the community.