March 2018

Aspley Guise man sentenced for making indecent images of children

A 47-year-old man from Aspley Guise has been sentenced, after being found guilty of making indecent images of children.

Richardson-Charles ‘Ritch’ Pawsey, also known as Richard Charles Pawsey, of Ashford in Kent, was living in Aspley Guise, when he was found in possession of a number of indecent images.

At Luton Crown Court on Wednesday (21 March), he was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to complete 150 hours’ unpaid work.

Pawsey, who had denied the charges, was convicted after Bedfordshire Police’s Internet Child Abuse Investigation Team (ICAIT) undertook a warrant at his then-address in Salford Road, Aspley Guise and found over 80 indecent images on his laptop.

In addition to the suspended prison sentence, he was ordered to pay £1,500 costs, undertake 20 days’ Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order lasting 10 years.