"arrested a 17-year-old man in Newcastle "
Man? Average 17 year old might look old these days but given the stupidity of the suspected crimes, child might be a better word!
British cyber-cops have arrested a third suspected member of the infamous TeaMp0isoN hacker crew. The unnamed 17-year-old was cuffed in Newcastle on suspicion of breaking the Computer Misuse Act. Detectives seized computer equipment for forensic analysis, and quizzed the youngster on Wednesday at a nearby cop shop. Met Police …
"...These are adult crimes and he should be tried as an adult..."
What a load of rubbish, he is over the age of criminal responsibility, but he is still a child, he should be tried for his (alledged) crimes, but treated as what he is: A child.
There is no such thing as an adult, or otherwise, crime, just a crime.
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