December 2014

Pervert had child abuse images


A man has been sentenced and jailed after being caught with child abuse images 

Butler, known as Oz to his friends, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court and was sentenced to jail by Judge Advocate Robert Hill.

Butler’s crimes came to light when a friend was looking on a laptop for deleted photographs.

The computer was given to the friend by Butler before in October last year.

Butler, 24, was arrested for downloading and distributing images of child abuse.

Officers found evidence of 24 films and 1,461 pictures.

Butler was jailed for three years and two months and has to register as a sex offender.

The court heard from prosecutor Daniel Sawyer that Butler, of North End Avenue, in Stamshaw, Portsmouth, admitted to viewing child abuse images from the age of nine.

Tim Sparks, defending, said the Butler spent many of his teenage years isolated and had mental problems.

‘That is where the trouble starts. He was so isolated he suffered from mental instability.

‘He does recognise, in part, the harm to the children in the images. He recognises that it is wrong and shows remorse.’

During sentencing, Judge Hill said: ‘You have had an addiction to child pornography for a long time indeed.

‘But you elevated your addiction by distributing the pictures and movies.

‘One of the hallmarks in this case is the nature of the pictures.

‘They are classified as the most serious.’

Butler also pleaded guilty to producing cannabis with intent to supply. He was sentenced to two months in prison to run concurrently.