The point here is that POCA was a law that was intended to punish criminals by seizing their ill-gotten gains. In reality it is very easy to misuse. A lot of the general public genuinely believe that the police are only confiscating assets where a crime has been proven. Quite often the assets are frozen months before charges have been brought, or investigated. One or two in which charges are not brought for years - yet the police can sit on the money indefinitely, despite appeals to the contrary.
Basically it's a law which is open to abuse by the authorities and means nothing, but the general public think it is only being used where crimes have been proven.
Silverado's post indicates that the Asset Recovery Agency requested the order, and the magistrates didn't understand the law. No-one contested - I believe the child was in care and the parents possibly were concentrating on sorting their family problems, rather than fighting for the cash that 'punters' had paid to have sex with their underage daughter. Would hardly have looked good now would it!