July 2016

Teen who distributed indecent movies of children being sexually abused jailed

A STUDLEY teenager who distributed indecent movies of children being sexually abused has been jailed.

Luke Fancini, aged 19, of Wickham Road, had pleaded guilty to five charges of making indecent images of children and five of distributing images.

And at Warwick Crown Court Fancini, who also admitted possessing extreme pornography, was sentenced to 15 months detention and ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.

He was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order restricting his use of ‘any device capable of accessing the internet’ and banning him from deleting his search history.

Prosecutor Anthony Cartin said that when Fancini was arrested officers seized his Acer laptop computer and a USB stick.

On them they found a total of 21 indecent moving images of children – 11 of which were in category A, the most serious classification.

Of the others, four were category B movies and there were six in category C, showing children in naked or indecent poses without any sexual activity.

In addition there were five category C still and an image classed as extreme pornography.

And it was found that Fancini had distributed images in all three categories.

Recorder Adrian Redgrave QC told him that the offences of distribution, two of which involved category A images, made his case so serious that there was no alternative to an immediate custodial sentence.

Francini was sentenced to 15 months detention for the distribution of the category A images, with shorter concurrent sentences for the other offences.

And Recorder Redgrave also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of his laptop and the USB stick.