Re: @palpy: Yup. Quite bullshitty.
Too true. A UK naturist acquaintance pled guilty to what his solicitor termed "a technical offence" and was given probation. He was advised that the alternative was to risk a jury conviction that would probably mean a jail sentence under the escalating minimum sentencing rules.
The judge apologised for the minimum sentence he had to impose. He also said that if the police hadn't culled a few seconds from the family home video tape then he wouldn't have even noticed it.
The police investigation had started because someone made a malicious anonymous phone call to the police - presumably because they didn't like naturists. The police then asked if the naturist had any home videos - which he innocently gave them.