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Man with 3,300 indecent images of boys given suspended sentence

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Published by Dan Gooding at 8:24am 9th February 2019.

Over 3,300 indecent images of boys have been found on a man from Leighton Buzzard's computer.

The 68-year-old's home was raided in 2016.

When it was analysed, officers found:

  • 329 still images at Category A, the most serious level.
  • 209 at Category B
  • 2,767 at Category C

Prosecutor Peter Shaw told Luton crown court the images were of boys aged 9 to 16.

When questioned, the pensioner told the police he had visited gay sites looking for images of over 18s.

He appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to making (downloading) indecent images of children.

He had no previous convictions.

Defending Sarah-Kate McIntyre said the father-of-four was "so ashamed."

Judge Andrew Bright QC told him:

"You have plainly developed obsession with under age boys being abused."

He passed an 8 month jail sentence suspended for 2 years.

The man must:

  • Attend a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for 30 days
  • Abide by a curfew for 3 months from 7pm to 7am.
  • Pay £510 costs.
  • Abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order
  • Register as a sex offender for 10 years.
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