technofox01 t1_iygq687 wrote

As someone who has studied Cybercrime in my post grad, people who do this were likely abused themselves, which still doesn't make it right but it explains one of the reasons why some people are drawn to it. Others are from mental health issues or miswiring of the brain that leads them to this dark path.

Either way rehabilitation might be successful for someone like this dude, which is what we should go for instead of just punishment. He may need mental health services and possibly an advocate if he was abused himself. He is young enough for rehabilitation programs to work and get him back into society without becoming a threat - assuming he follows through on his end.

That's just my two cents.