August 2016

Pervert from Derbyshire had indecent images of children and animals

A DERBYSHIRE man downloaded indecent image of children and extreme pornography, a court has heard.

Colin Tomlinson’s home was searched after police received information that an indecent image of a child had been downloaded at that address.

Officers seized two USB sticks and a Samsung phone and discovered one image of category A, the most serious, two of category B and 100 of C.

Police also found 66 images of extreme pornography, which involves animals.

Derby Crown Court heard that Tomlinson, 20, of Glebe Avenue, Smalley, started downloading indecent images of children when he was 17 years old. Sarah Slater, prosecuting, said the defendant’s internet searches included phrases such as “young girls naked” and “young girls nude”.

Handing Tomlinson a three-year community order, Judge John Burgess said: “I hope that over the time since you’ve been arrested you have been thinking a lot about what you have done and what might happen to you as a result.

“The guidelines for sentencing this kind of offence starts at 12 months.”

But Judge Burgess said he was not going to lock him up, but rather do something more constructive.

He added: “I hope you understand why people take such a horrified view of what you were doing. For every picture you looked at there is a child being abused.

“If it wasn’t for people wanting to look at pictures like that those children wouldn’t be abused. That’s why it’s so disgusting and that’s why the courts take such a serious view of it. If you do this again, you will certainly go to prison.”

Tomlinson must attend 30 days of a rehabilitation activity requirement and 100 hours of unpaid work. He must sign the sex offenders register and obey a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

The order includes allowing police to check any devices he uses to access the internet, not to delete his web history and to give officers his details of any social networking accounts.