A FORMER policeman has been sentenced to five years in jail for downloading a total of 480 indecent images and videos of children – in what is the second time he has been convicted for such offences.
Robert Mauger, 31, pictured, had pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images of children, before being sentenced at Royal Court, relating to a total of 350 movies and 130 pictures.
Back in March 2013 Mauger was convicted for 11 counts of making indecent images and sentenced to a term of three-year in prison imprisonment.
Advocate Samuel Steel, representing Mauger, read out part of a letter to the court from the defendant, in which he said he felt worthless and ashamed
Three years for ex-copper who downloaded child abuse images
A FORMER policeman who downloaded nearly 3,000 indecent images of children and more than 50 hours of video has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Robert Mauger, 27, had already pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making indecent images of children when he appeared before the Royal Court for sentencing yesterday.
The offences were committed from December 2006 to June 2012.
Advocate Chantal Barrett, representing Mauger, said her client had previously been of good character and had recently held a respectable job as a trust administrator. He viewed his behaviour as a ‘shameful secret’ but had been too afraid to ask for help.
Judge Russell Finch described the compilation of videos as ‘disgusting’.
Before passing sentence, he said Mauger’s good character and guilty plea had been taken into account, but the large number of images was a worrying factor.