Amen brother. Sounds like the classic case of someone who will inevitably go on to commit more serious offences. Then people will say "why did no one do anything?" If this was a Lance Jack or something would they have been so lenient?
It turns out that I live about 5 miles away from this sod and I had absolutely no idea that I did. His original court case obviously didn't hit the local headlines at the time. I also have a small daughter and she and her friends will now be well aware when he is released. 15 months, is it ?