January 2017

Suspended sentence for man found with indecent images of children

Obscene videos of children were found on computers when police raided the house of a Cambridge man, a court has been told.

Three of the videos were of the most serious Category A level

Stephen Gurner, 63, of Dennis Road, admitted two offences of possessing indecent images and two offences of making them.

He was jailed for 18 weeks, suspended for 20 months, ordered to undergo 20 days of rehabilitation and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Gurner was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £115 surcharge.

Paul Brown, prosecuting, said: “He came to the police’s attention because the police service was informed that the IP address was being used to download these images.”

Mr Brown said Gurner, who was the only person living at the property associated with the IP address, admitted downloading the images.

He told the court that there had been a small number of low level images but the Category A videos were an aggravating factor.