May 2018

Paedophile pensioner arrested with indecent images

A perverted pensioner was arrested after being caught with dozens of indecent movies of children as young as six years old.

David Rickman had the videos stored on his own computer and CDs when Hampshire Constabulary raided his home.

The 71-year-old shared two videos containing the abuse of children to a filesharing website on the internet.

This alerted the authorities to his criminal activity.

Southampton Crown Court heard that Rickman initially admitted to officers, when arrested at his home in the company of his 25-year-old grandson, that he had been downloading the images but did not keep them.

Later he confirmed the images were his.

Rickman, of Addison Road, Fareham, pleaded guilty to possessing indecent category A, B and C images, distributing images and possessing extreme pornography.

He was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.

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