April 2017

Former Briston parish councillor jailed for 18 months for possessing indecent images of children

A former parish councillor has been jailed for 18 months for possessing indecent images and attempting to incite children to engage in sexual activity.

Kevin Craske, of Providence Place, Briston, has also been placed on the sex offenders’ register for ten years and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

Craske admitted possession of indecent images of children and two charges of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

He also admitted possessing extreme pornographic images.

Craske was a member of Briston Parish Council in north Norfolk for many years.

Norwich Crown Court heard that when police looked at his computer they found more than 400 indecent images of children as well as some videos and nine extreme pornographic images.

Lori Tucker, prosecuting, said among the images found there were 132 images and 16 videos in the most serious category.

Jailing him, Judge Anthony Bate said he deserved credit for his guilty pleas.

He said the matter had been delayed for a mental health assessment and accepted Craske was suffering from anxiety and depression at the time.

He said that the offences were so serious they could only be marked by custody.