October 2017

Prison term for man breaking use of internet ban

A Lowestoft man has been sentenced to eight months in prison, for viewing indecent images on the internet, despite being banned from doing so.

Nathan Coleman, 24, of Suffolk Road, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court 

He had admitted the charge at an appearance before magistrates in Great Yarmouth last month.

September 2017

Man admits viewing indecent images online

A Lowestoft man has admitted viewing indecent images on the internet, despite being banned from doing so.

Nathan Coleman, 24, of Suffolk Road, had been using an internet search engine which gave him anonymity so his partner wouldn’t see his search history.

Convicted in 2013 of downloading illegal images he was given a suspended prison sentence. This has now expired, although he was still the subject of a sexual offences prevention order.

When police made an unannounced visit to his home in April, they found a tablet computer hidden under the bed.

An internet page left open showed he had been viewing fictional stories about underage children and bestiality.

Magistrates in Great Yarmouth were told they don’t have sufficient sentencing powers to deal with Coleman and have referred the case to Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing.