April 2017

Pensnett man jailed after downloading 33,000 sick images of children

A 42-year-old Pensnett man “obsessed” by young girls has been jailed for 18 months after he downloaded more than 33,000 indecent photographs of children.

Judge Barry Berlin at Wolverhampton Crown Court said it was clear Steven Eaves used the material – which showed children as young as two being abused – for his own “sexual gratification”.

He said Eaves had been addicted to the images he downloaded, adding: “You have an unhealthy obsession with young girls.

“These are utterly grave and disgusting images that fuel what is an utterly grave and disgusting industry.”

Eaves, of Dreadnought Road, admitted possessing the indecent images and another charge of voyeurism and he was told he must register as a sex offender for the next 10 years.

He was also made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The judge said the photographs in the charges, which included 555 in the most vile category, were specimens from what was a “vast” number of images downloaded by Eaves.

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