A man found with extreme porn and child porn after police raided his home and seized a CD disk and computers.
Phil Howes, prosecuting, said when the items were examined, police found 13 indecent images of children. Further extreme pornographic images were found.
John Wood pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a total of 17 extreme pornographic images on June 22 last year. Wood also admitted a single charge of possession of 13 indecent images of children on the same date.
He was given a three-year community order with a condition to complete a sex offenders' programme. Wood was also placed on the sex offenders' register for five years.He was ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs.
Lawrence Bruce, defending, described the child porn images as at the lower end of the scale and said the extreme porn was the more exotic kind of sexual activity between adults .
Police officer prosecuted
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An ex police community support officer who downloaded pictures of children being abused has been given a suspended jail term. James Allan, admitted 14 offences of making indecent images of children and one of possessing extreme pornography.
He was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years by a judge at Carlisle Crown Court. He was also given a two year supervision order, disqualified from working with children for life and put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Supt Andy Towler, of Cumbria Police, said: The result today sends a strong message to offenders that no matter who you are, or your standing within the community, you will be caught and brought to justice.
More charges added to more serious offence
Matthew Thain collected internet pictures of children being abused by adults, as well as extreme animal pornography, but was spared jail after a judge deemed supervision and a sexual offences prevention order would be enough to protect other children.
The teenager was given a three-year supervision order, a youth offending programme, and a residency and sexual offences prevention order.
He admitted four counts of sexual assault on a child under 13, two counts of making indecent images and one of possessing extreme pornography.
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A Ministry of Defence worker's stash of child pornography and bestiality videos was uncovered when he dropped three memory sticks at a military centre where he worked.
Jeremy Spicer also stored some of the illegal images on his work computers. He was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court after earlier admitting 12 counts of making (ie copying) indecent photographs of children and three counts under the new extreme
pornography law of possessing images portraying bestiality.
Spicer was jailed for 15 months suspended for two years and given a six month supervision order. He was also ordered to pay £2,000 costs, sign the sex offenders' register and be subject to a sexual offences prevention order for five years.
Update: Top up charges
27th August 2010. See article
A man caught with child porn images when he took his computer into a repair shop has been jailed. Patrick Franklin also had a collection of extreme animal pornography which was discovered after he took his hard-drive into PC Pitstop in Hebburn in
Franklin pleaded guilty to nine charges of possessing indecent photographs of children, relating to 93 images and 20 movies. He admitted two charges of possessing extreme pornography relating to 61 movies and 19 images of adult bestiality.
Judge David Wood jailed him for 12 months, banned him from working with children and ordered him to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years. The judge told him: These are serious offences involving the abuse of young children who have to
pose for these photographs, and also a number of very unpleasant images of adult bestiality.
Update: More top up charges
13th September 2010. See
John Tasker collected a revolting library containing more than 21,000 images of child and animal pornography, a court heard.
Along with 21,425 indecent images of minors held on DVDs and computers, officers found extreme porn depicting adults engaged in oral and penetrative sex with horses and dogs.
Tasker admitted 15 counts of making indecent images, one count of possessing indecent images and five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images.
Tasker was sentenced to a three-year supervision and community order, with a requirement to undertake a community sexual offenders' programme and to sign on the sexual offenders' register for five years. He was also ordered to pay £450 costs, with
a separate direction ordering the destruction of the images seized.
Update: More top up charges
17th September 2010. See article
Oliver Corbett's hoard of nearly 63,000 child porn photos and videos was the largest ever found by the Yorkshire's police and included nearly 600 hard-core images, said Simon Ostler, prosecuting at York Crown Court.
He was jailed for 32 months. He had pleaded guilty to ten offences including one of possessing extreme pornography featuring adults. He was put on the Sex Offenders' Register for life and made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for six
Update: Gorilla Porn
18th September 2010. Based on article
John Ridley from Northampton was arrested at his home, where police found thousands of indecent picture files on his computer, Northampton Magistrates Court heard.
Among the files were bestiality images relating to several breeds of animals, including an extreme pornographic image which portrayed in an explicit and realistic way a person performing an act of intercourse with a live gorilla, the Northampton
The majority of files were allegedly indecent images of children. Ridley appeared in court to enter no plea to 14 charges of possessing indecent images.
Prosecutor Colin McGregor told the court that the case was too serious to be dealt with at a magistrates' court. It was adjourned for six weeks, when it will be heard at a crown court.
Update: Car Crash
21st September 2010. Based on article
Police called to a car crash found laptops containing child pornography, a court heard. The laptops and a video showing bestiality had been thrown from the vehicle by the force of the crash.
Keith Staples admitted possessing extreme pornography and four charges of making indecent images of children when he appeared before magistrates in the town.
He was made subject to a three-year community order with a supervision requirement and a condition that he takes part in a sex offender treatment programme. Magistrates put Staples on the sex offenders register for five years and ordered that property
seized in the incident be destroyed. He must also pay £85 prosecution costs.
Update: Never Help the Police
24th September 2010. Based on article
The father of a Hull teenager who vanished without trace six months ago sacrificed his reputation in a desperate bid to find him when he handed police his computer which may have revealed his son's contacts.
The retired civil servant made no attempt to clean up his system's hard drive when he handed it to police. Detectives found no clues as to his youngest son's disappearance but instead discovered 415 images of children in erotic poses plus three
photographs of extreme pornography featuring adults engaging in bestiality.
Judge McDonald handed him a community order with supervision for two years. He will have to complete a sex offenders treatment programme, comply with a sexual offences prevention order and sign the sex offenders register for five years. He will
also pay £425 costs.
Roger Bohling admitted four charges of making indecent images, four charges of possessing indecent images and three of possessing extreme pornography at an earlier hearing. The child images were ranked at Level One - the lowest level of seriousness.
27th September 2010. See article
Retired supply teacher and ex-councillor Alexander Wood was caught when police acting on a tip-off raided his home. Officers discovered child pornography as well as 43 images of extreme pornography involving bondage and mutilation.
At a hearing at Northampton Crown Court last month, Wood admitted a catalogue of offences, including possessing and downloading indecent images and videos of children, and using MSN and other internet chat rooms to incite people he believed to be
underage school girls to discuss sex and perform sexual acts for him.
Of the 1,300 abusive images found by police, 64 were classified at the two most serious levels involving child sex abuse, bestiality and torture.
Sentencing Wood to a three-year community order with supervision yesterday, Judge Ian Alexander QC said he would not be imposing a prison sentence because guidelines would not allow for a term long enough for Wood to complete sex offender treatment
programmes. As part of his sentence, Wood will have to attend a sex offender treatment programme and sign the sex offenders' register. He will also be the subject of a sexual offences prevention order and will have to pay prosecution costs.
Update: 12,000 Images
10th October 2010. Based on article
A man who had more than 12,000 images of extreme pornography on his computer has been jailed for two years.
Anthony Robinson had nearly 20,000 indecent images of children ranging from category one to category five, the most serious.
10th October 2010. Based on article
Two men who pleaded guilty to growing cannabis at their Barton Hill homes have been jailed.
Stephen Taylor and Andrew Boulton both admitted cultivating the Class B drug.
Father-of-seven Taylor further admitted possessing an extreme porn video and a prohibited stun gun.
Judge Simon Darwall-Smith handed Taylor a two-year sentence and Boulton one year.