December 2016

Wrexham man’s life ruined by discovery of indecent child images on his computer

Indecent images of children found on a computer had a devastating effect on a man’s life, a court heard.

Stuart Young denied making them by downloading, and possessing them, saying he knew absolutely nothing about them.

But he was convicted by a jury at Mold Crown Court.

Young, 54, of Brandy Brook, Johnstown, near Wrexham, received a 20 week prison sentence, suspended for a year.

He was placed on rehabilitation and placed on the sex offenders register for seven years. A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also made to curb his future internet activities.

Judge Niclas Parry told him yesterday: “It remains a completely unanswered question as to what possessed you, what aberration overcame you, a man of previous good character, an industrious man, to make and possess those images?”

But the fact remained that the jury had convicted him of making images including category B images of children.

Judge Parry said children suffered trauma, fear and humiliation well into adulthood as a result of what happened to them.