August 2018

Paedo avoids jail for looking at indecent child images

A gardener has been given “a last chance” after disgusting images of children were found on his computer – again.

Neil Pitcher, 45, had already served an eight-month sentence for similar offences in 2015.

Canterbury Crown Court heard that as part of police monitoring, Pitcher’s Acer computer was checked

And when it was opened, the officer immediately discovered he had been accessing a notorious website for child images.

Pitcher, of Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, admitted making 67 indecent images, some of them at the most serious level, at Canterbury Crown Court.

Now, divorced Pitcher has been given an 18-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to seek help for his “entrenched” addiction to images of young boys.

The judge, Recorder David Elvin QC, told him this was his “last chance” to avoid going back to prison.

Pitcher was also given a 10-year restriction on access to the internet and told to pay £250 court costs.