Paedophile Paul Thompson jailed after being caught with child abuse images
A paedophile found with indecent images of children during a monitoring visit has been jailed.
Officers from Essex Police’s MOSOVO (Management of Sexual and Violent Offenders) team visited the home of 24-year-old Paul Thompson in Douglas Grove, Witham, on May 11 last year.
During the routine visit officers carried out a search of his computer equipment where they instantly came across indecent images of children depicting abuse of girls aged as young as seven.
Thompson was arrested, his house was searched and officers seized further computer equipment including a computer tower, hard drives and a USB stick.
Other devices had already been seized by MOSOVO officers on two previous monitoring visits.
Forensic analysis of all computer equipment found they contained:
28 Category A images and 59 movies (Category A is most serious category of abuse imagery)
58 Category B images and 62 movies
66 Category C images and 6 movies
75 Prohibited images of children and 19 movies
18 extreme images and 22 movies
Thompson was charged with:
Seven counts of making indecent images of children
Three counts of possessing prohibited images of children
Two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images of children