December 2003

Man jailed over child porn

A former Boys Brigade leader from the Black Country has been jailed for eight months for downloading more than 1,000 indecent images of children from the internet.

Paul Armson, from Upper Ashley Street in Halesowen, printed the photographs on paper which had his name on.

Wolverhampton Crown Court was told Armson was caught after he tore the paper up and threw them out onto the street.

The photographs were found by a woman as she walked with her young child. She contacted the police.

Armson admitted 42 charges of making indecent images of children and he was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Armson had worked with the Boys Brigade for seven years.

The organisation said he had resigned before they had been notified of his arrest.