June 2017

Images of children on Grimsby man’s phone were ‘sick to the extreme’

Police found “disgusting” images of children that were “sick to the extreme” on a convicted sex offender’s mobile phone

He had a “fascination” for pictures of young boys and this helped to fuel the trade in child abuse images, a court heard.

Andrew Webster, 29, of Chantry Lane, Grimsby, admitted making indecent photographs of children between June 17 and July 29 last year.

He also admitted distributing an indecent image of a child on July 28 and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Craig Lowe, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Webster was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence in February 2015 for 18 offences of possessing indecent photographs of children.

Police were given information from a national crime agency and others that he was in contact with other like-minded people.

He bought a laptop but did not tell the authorities about it. There were images of concern on it but none that were the subject of charges.

The indecent images of boys, including 42 still pictures and four movies, were on his mobile phone.

Webster was jailed for 23 months and was given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

He must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

February 2015

Pervert admits possessing indecent images of children

POLICE found nearly 1,700 images of child abuse images after searching a man’s computer equipment, Grimsby Crown Court heard.

Andrew Webster, 27, of Wellowgate, Grimsby, admitted 18 offences of possessing indecent photographs of children on May 22, 2013.

Some of the images involved very young children and vulnerable youngsters, the court heard.

Robert Underwood, mitigating, said Webster had learned his lesson and had no previous convictions. He was supported by friends and family.

Webster was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence and a two-year supervision order, including a sex offenders treatment programme.

He was given a five-year sexual offences prevention order and must register as a sex offender for ten years.

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