July 2016

Pervert pleads guilty to over 200,000 child sexual images

A KIDDERMINSTER pensioner has admitted having more than 200,000 child sexual abuse images on his home computer.

Robert Davies, aged 67, of Hillgrove Crescent, pleaded guilty to downloading indecent images, many involving young girls, at a hearing at Worcester Crown Court on Friday, July 22.

The court was told that police found the images when they raided his Kidderminster home and checked the computer.

Colin Phillips, prosecuting, said seven category A (the most serious) images were found. There were also 198 of category B and more than 200,000 of category C.

Davies, was given a three-year community order. He must carry out 150 days unpaid work and take part in 60 days rehabilitation with the probation service.

Judge Robert Juckes QC, who also imposed £435 costs, made a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and ordered Davies to register as a sex offender for a similar period.

Mark Sheward, mitigating, said Davies started collecting 15 years ago after going through an unhappy marriage. He was a man dedicated to collecting but unfortunately it was the wrong kind of image.

The judge said it was unfortunate that a man with Davies’s background and good character should appear before the court. People who offended with the use of child abuse images did not realise the potential harm it caused and they deserved to be publicly humiliated.