May 2016

Man sentenced for making indecent images of children

A man from Kendal has been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for making and possessing indecent images of children.

Brian Beagan, 46, of Langdale Crescent, received an eight month sentence suspended for two years for three counts of making indecent images and one count of possession of indecent images.

Some of the images were classed as category A – the most serious showing rape or torture of children – and one featured a six-month-old baby

In 2016, Beagan’s own barrister described his criminal conduct as “disgraceful” and “reprehensible” 

He has also been placed on the sexual offender register for ten years, received a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for ten years and been issued with a two-year supervision order.