May 2017

Chelmsford student caught with indecent images of children

A student who viewed indecent images of young children was exposed when he took his mobile phone into a Chelmsford shop to sell.

Che Comerasamy-Bryers, 20 and of Aubrey Close, brought the Sony phone into a CeX store saying it did not work on April 5 last year, before 179 child abuse photographs were discovered on it.

Police found another 71 images and movies on two laptops in the defendant’s home, prosecutor Marc Brown revealed at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday (May 18).

The images and movies included at least one of a baby girl, but otherwise were of youngsters aged between six and 13. They also included images of children with animals.

The university student admitted six offences of making or downloading indecent images on or before 6 April last year and two of possessing indecent images of children.

Recorder Karim Khalil QC imposed 40 days of rehabilitation, 250 hours of unpaid work and a £200 fine, along with a three-year community order.

Comerasamy-Bryers must also comply with an internet sex offending treatment programme.

A sexual harm prevention order was made for five years, which prohibits him from deleting his internet history.

Handing down the sentence, Khalil told Comerasamy-Bryers: “A long and intrusive period of a community order is required to punish and seek your rehabilitation.”