Her trial heard how she had been one of 17 people in a WhatsApp group to receive the 54 second clip featuring a child aged around five-years-old engaging in a sex act with a man.
Williams denied ever seeing the clip but the prosecution successfully argued that she must have been aware of the contents from the thumbnail and had a duty to delete it and report her sister, Jennifer Hodge, who had forwarded it.
She appealed against her conviction and sentence, but yesterday (Thurs) three judges refused the application.
If we’ve got stuff which is a strict liability offence then we’ve got stuff that is a strict liability offence….
That we should have fewer of them doesn’t change that.