August 2017

Man sentenced at court for stash of ‘vile’ child abuse images

Police found a stash of “vile” child sexual abuse images showing “real children” who had been “used and abused”, a court heard.

Leslie Jones, 68, of Eastfield Road, Scunthorpe, admitted two offences of making indecent photographs of children and another of possessing extreme pornography on July 9 last year.

Phillip Evans, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that police received information about Jones, involving indecent images of children, and went to his home.

Computer equipment was analysed and 13 images of children were found. There was also an extreme pornography sexual image involving a horse.

Jones had been jailed for 16 months in March 2001 for indecently assaulting a girl under 14.

Judge Paul Watson QC condemned the “quite vile” images, some of them in the most serious category.

“The content of the images police found was particularly disturbing,” he said.

“The people depicted, often very young children, are real children — real children who have been used and abused in order to provide the sort of images that are viewed and downloaded.”

Jones was given a three-year community order, including a sex offenders’ treatment programme, and 20 days’ rehabilitation.

He must register as a sex offender for five years.

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