August 2018

Old Town paedophile handed 18 month jail term

An Old Town paedophile has been jailed for 18 months after admitting making and sharing child sex abuse images.

John Stanley Wilson, 70, of Grovelands Avenue, pleaded guilty to three counts of making the images and four distribution charges.

He admitted being in possession of 27 Category A indecent photographs of children, with the 24 still images and three videos judged by prosecutors to be the most serious.

Appearing before Swindon Crown Court, Wilson was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. A sexual harm prevention order lasting 10 years was made against him and he was ordered to sign onto the sex offender register for the next decade. He must also pay a £140 victim surcharge.