April 2017

Man avoids jail after being found with indecent picture of young girl and encouraging her to watch sex act online

A Guildford man has been sentenced after admitting possessing an indecent photo of a 12-year-old girl.

Blake Stewart, of Queenhythe Road, Jacobs Well, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (April 12).

In March, he pleaded guilty to possession of an indecent photo of a child and causing or inciting a child to watch a sexual act for the purposes of his own sexual gratification.

The 20-year-old received a two-year community order and a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Stewart will also undergo a rehabilitation programme for 40 days and have a 9pm to 5am curfew imposed on him.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £85.

March 2017

Guildford man facing jail after being found with indecent picture of 12-year-old girl

A man is facing jail after being found with a indecent picture of a 12-year-old girl and encouraging her to watch a sex act online.

Blake Stewart, 20, of Queenhythe Road, Jacobs Well, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday (March 14).

He pleaded guilty to possession of an indecent photo of a child.

The defendant also admitted causing or inciting a child to watch a sexual act for the purposes of his own sexual gratification.

The court was told that the offences were committed between June 1 and June 19 last year when he was aged 19.

A third charge of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity was ordered to lie on the file after Stewart denied it.

Anthony Prosser, prosecuting, said the defendant had been using the mobile messaging service Snapchat at the time.

Stewart was remanded on bail until April 12 for pre-sentence reports at the request of defence counsel Emma Goodall.

Ms Goodall said: “There is also a psychological report.”

Judge Stephen Climie agreed to adjourn sentencing on the case until April

But he warned Stewart: “I’m sure you appreciate that the offences you have pleaded guilty to are very serious indeed.”

Judge Climie said: “The court has to consider an immediate custodial sentence.”

He added: “Don’t assume the fact that I am granting you bail is any indication of the sentence that will be passed. I will keep an open mind.”

 

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