August 2017

Cleaner found with more than 100 child abuse images

A cleaner has been sent of a sex offender treatment programme after being found with more than 100 child abuse images on his computer.

Ruslan Ulybin downloaded the material when he was bored and looking for adult images but was traced by police through his IP address.

He was ordered to work with probation on a course which will help him appreciate the suffering of the children who were abused to create the images.

Russian citizen Ulybin, aged 24, of Elmsleigh Road, Torquay, admitted possessing indecent images of children and ordered to undergo 40 days rehabilitation activities by Judge Graham Cottle at Exeter Crown Court.

He was also ordered to do 150 hours unpaid community work, pay £200 costs, and was put onto the sex offenders’ register for five years.

The judge told him:”Police who executed a search warrant found a large number of indecent images, all of which save one had been deleted.

“It is clear from the probation report that at the time you did not understand how these young children are victims of crime because all these images involve them in this activity.

“That is the reason why these offences are so serious and you need to acquire a clear and proper understanding of that.”

Rachel Drake, prosecuting, said 12 images were recovered which were in the worst category A, which shows serious child abuse, and 106 more in the two lower categories.

Ulybin admitted downloading them to police and said he had come across them while pursuing an interest in adult pornography.

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