May 2018

Former civil servant admits offences involving indecent images of children

A paedophile told police: ” I can’t believe I’ve done something like this” as they swooped on his home.

Civil servant Nigel Harold Craig White, 41, was arrested on January 5, 2017, at his address in Cleveleys, after officers received intelligence about a ‘broadcast’ from an IP address linked to him.

Police found computers and several hard drives in the dining and kitchen area.

An investigation uncovered the images, with some girls as young as eight, and found he had used search terms such as ‘little girl young models’ and ‘little girl swimsuit models’.

White, now of Northway, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to making 10 indecent photographs deemed category B – the second most serious in law – and making 21 at category C over a period between June 2013 and January 2017, and one counts of possessing the images.

He also admits possessing 22 videos of extreme pornography involving animals. He was given a 16 month jail term, suspended for two years, with a three month curfew and rehabilitation activity.

Prosecuting at Preston Crown Court, Lisa Worsley said: ” Based on the intelligence a search warrant was obtained and executed at his home address on January 5 2017

The judge imposed a seven year sexual harm prevention order to restrict his internet activity