Re: vain, manipulative, grandstanding
"I think what we are talking about here is a sociopath."
And? Sociopaths are everywhere and you are probably in amongst a higher percentage of them here in El Reg than you might find down your local pub. Having sociopathic or psychopathic tendencies / characteristics does not in its own right constitute a crime.
It seems as if the burden of truth is being shifted steadily from the accuser to the accused. By that I mean the accused has to prove his innocence. What happened to innocent until proven guilty.
As far as I know this guy is innocent of any crime so why is he being punished and treated as if he has committed a crime? Being a wanker is not an enditable offense and if it was a lot of us would be in trouble.