September 2010

Bromsgrove man jailed over indecent images of children

A man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after admitting making, distributing and possessing indecent photographs of children.

The three counts, which Colin Hoey Brown, 46, of Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, admitted, relate to 963 images, police said.

Some of these were in the most serious category for illegal images of this nature, the West Mercia force added.

Brown, of Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, was put on the sex offenders register for 10 years at Worcester Crown Court.

The forfeiture and destruction of computer and associated materials was also ordered.

At an earlier hearing Brown admitted making indecent photographs of children between 1 January 2009 and 31 March this year, distributing such images between 19 January and 31 March this year and possessing such images between 7 March and 26 March this year with a view to their distribution.

In addition to the jail term and placement on the register, Brown was made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

The terms of the order prohibit him from using any computer except one which has installed on it fully operational internet offending prevention and detection software, managed by West Mercia Police, or to access the internet via any other electronic device.

On his release he must not have any unsupervised contact with children aged under 16, unless supervised by a person approved by Children’s Services, must not invite or admit any child under 16 into his house or garden or any other residence where he may stay on a temporary basis, and must not seek or undertake any paid, voluntary or recreational activity or employment which by its nature is likely to bring him into contact with a child under 16.