April 2017

Indecent images of children and bestiality found on man’s computer following break-up with partner

A middle-aged man’s acrimonious break-up with his partner led to a police check on his computer equipment with gruesome results.

Detectives found 118 images of people having sexual activity with animals when they analysed floppy discs belonging to 53-year-old Gary Lee Evans

They also discovered indecent images of children – 29 of them in Category A, which is the most serious, six in Category B and 59 in Category C, it was disclosed.

Evans, 53, of Epsom Road, Merrow , appeared for sentence after being found guilty at trial of possessing extreme pornography.

He was also convicted of three charges of possessing indecent pictures of youngsters.

Judge Peter Moss told the defendant: “This all came about with the collapse of your relationship.”

He said a non-molestation order had been granted.

Judge Moss said police discovered the images on floppy computer discs in 2014.

“These images were of some antiquity, going back to 2008,” he said.

After reading pre-sentence reports on Evans, he said that the defendant was suitable for a sex offenders’ treatment programme.

Judge Moss imposed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order banning Evans from unsupervised contact with anyone under 16 and compelling him to have monitoring software on his computer system in future.

“This will last until further order,” he said.

Judge Moss warned: “If you breach this order, you could be sent to prison for five years.”

Evans was also put on the Sex Offenders Register for five years and ordered to pay £2,500 costs.