June 2017

Nuneaton paedophile jailed for making more than 6,000 child abuse images

A Nuneaton paedophile has been put behind bars and placed on the sex offender register after thousands of child abuse images were discovered at his home.

Ian Parrot pleaded guilty to making more than 6,000 indecent images, which were seized from his home last year.

The 49-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of making an indecent image of a child and one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

He was jailed for a year after officers from Warwickshire Police’s Online Child Sexual Exploitation Team raided his home in Nuneaton, after receiving information that indecent images had been accessed from the address on August 11, 2016.

A number of laptops and storage devices were seized from the property and a total of 6,539 child abuse images were found stored on them.

Of the 6,539 indecent images found on Parrot’s devices, 401 were graded as the most serious of Category A, showing the rape of children

Parrot, now of Freer Street, Nuneaton, accepted responsibility and was arrested as a result.

He was sentenced on Wednesday at Warwick Crown Court to 12 months in prison and will serve 12 months on licence following his release.

He was handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years and will be placed on the Sex Offender Register for 10 years.