September 2016

Man searched for indecent images of children on the internet

A MAN used search engines to find indecent photographs of children using the key words ‘jailbait and very young girls’.

Simon Boon, 36, of West Street, Leominster, pleaded guilty to the possession of 161 indecent images of children and the possession of an extreme pornographic video.

Adrian Jones, prosecuting at Hereford Magistrates Court said that the video concerned was ‘particularly unpleasant’ and included the damage of a female’s private parts.

The images and video was found on Boon’s Sony Xperia mobile phone which he had taken to be repaired.

Four days later he rang the repairman asking his if he had carried out the repairs.

“After being prompted the repairman started working on the phone using the passcodes supplied by Boon,” said Mr Jones.

“When he does this he finds images of young girls and immediately contacts the police.

“Boon was interviewed about the matter and accepted that the device was his. He said that he had bought the phone from Cash Generators between six and eight weeks earlier.”

Boon said that he used the device to scour the internet for pornography and videos from a number of websites.

He would do this at his mother’s address while he was visiting her at weekends as she had Wifi.

“He said that he had a preference to punishment pornography,” added Mr Jones.

“A detailed examination of his phone found the key words ‘very young girls’ and ‘jailbait’ had been put into search engines along with searches of this type of nature.

“When asked why he downloaded this material Boon said he didn’t know. He admitted seeing images of children while he was in New Zealand and said it made his feel uncomfortable.

“He admitted downloading these media files for his own use. He knows it is wrong to look at these images and knows they are real people.”

Magistrates ordered for a full pre-sentence probation report to be carried out considering all options and didn’t rule out the case being sent to the crown court for sentencing

The case was adjourned until next month.

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