January 2017

Leek perverted ‘addict’ had 100s of indecent images of children

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A TWISTED paedophile who had ‘I love Child Porn’ as his computer password has been caught with hundreds of indecent images of children – but was spared jail.

Cops found that Mark Kirby had hundreds of images and even 29 films on three discs – some of which contained children as young as two when they raided the 30-year-old’s Leek home.

The images were discovered on three discs – with the password ‘I love Child Porn’ – following last April’s raid.

Now Kirby, of Glebeville, Leek, has been handed a three-year community order after admitting possessing and making indecent images of children.

Prosecutor Kevin Jones said: “The defendant’s home was searched on April 20 and the police seized a number of digital devices. They included a number of CDs and DVDs and some of them were password protected.”

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard some of the children in the pornographic images were as young as two and three.

Kirby has also been handed a five-year sexual harm prevention order which bans him from a range of activities involving children and adults.

Judge Paul Glenn told the defendant: “When you were arrested on April 20 three discs were found and two of them were encrypted and contained images of children.

“Some of the children are very young indeed. You had made folders and you would not disclose the password which was later found to be ‘I love CP’ which speaks for itself.

“You are said to be genuinely remorseful. If you break the community order you will go to prison.”

Kirby must also attend a sex offenders’ programme and pay £250 costs.

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