DVLA worker caught with indecent images of children
A DVLA worker caught with indecent images of young girls on his computer has been handed a suspended prison sentence and put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Swansea Crown Court heard when police went to Adam Sharman’s house in February and seized his computer, they found one category A video – the most extreme kind – and seven category C pictures.
Sharman, of Linkside Drive, Southgate, Gower, had previously been found guilty of two counts of possessing indecent images when he appeared in the dock for sentencing.
The court heard the 35-year-old had no previous convictions.
Paul Hobson, for Sharman, said the defendant had resigned from his job at the DVLA, and that “the loss of his good character is something he feels keenly”.
The barrister added that Sharman was now beginning to address the reasons for his offending, and was “facing up to the truth of things”.
Sharman was sentenced to 10 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation course.
He was made the subject of 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order to control his access to the internet, and will be on the sex offenders register for the same length of time.