John Grisham claims men who view child porn are ‘not real pedophiles’

Celebrated crime-fiction writer John Grisham has attacked America’s judicial system for wrongly locking up men he believes ‘accidentally’ watched child pornography.

The best-selling author and lawyer – who penned novels like The Rainmaker, The Firm and The Pelican Brief – has given an astonishing interview to The Telegraph defending some child sex offenders, saying they have become victims of a legal system that has ‘gone crazy’.

The 59-year-old then called for lighter sentences for those caught downloading images and videos of children being sexually abused.

‘We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,’ Grisham told The Telegraph.

‘But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn’…

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