Man had ‘library’ of indecent photos of children
A man who built up a “library” of indecent images of children being abused by downloading more than 2,000 videos and photographs has been jailed.
Stephen Magee stored some of them on a memory disc so that he could watch them on his television.
The 31-year-old was jailed on Thursday, August 3, for 20 months at Lincoln Crown Court.
Richard Veni, prosecuting, said that police raided Magee’s home at Blyton, north of Gainsborough, in October last year after being given information about what he was doing.
Officers seized electronic items a laptop, a USB memory disc, a DVD and a CD.
A total of 2,800 indecent images of children were found including more than 200 videos.
The images included films and photographs of young girls being tied up and subjected to sexual abuse.
Mr Veni said: “The defendant was arrested at work.
“He admitted looking at the images for sexual gratification. He also admitted sharing links he received with other users.
“As regards the USB stick. He used that so that he could play it into his television without the need to load up his laptop.”
Magee, of Paddock Lane East, Blyton, admitted three charges of making indecent images of children.
In addition to being jailed, he was given a six-year sexual harm prevention order.
Recorder Simon King, passing sentence, told Magee: “You took it upon yourself to acquire a library of indecent images of children.
“It is clear that you used these primarily for your own sexual gratification.
“These involve the horrible degradation of girls as young as 18-months-old.
“It seems to me that any right minded person would recognise that someone who has made it their business to collect material of this sort can only be dealt with by a custodial sentence.”