Self taught eighteen year old superhacker, Owen Walker, needs to be given a job, not a jail sentence.
If he receives a community based sentence hopefully they’ll put his immense computer knowledge to work rather than have him removing graffiti or sweeping leaves.
Walker created his own bot code, which police say is “considered by international cyber crime investigators to be among the most advanced bot programming encountered”.
Obviously the boy is a genius. If his genius is channeled in the right direction he could make himself, and whoever employed him, a lot of money.