November 2018

Suspended sentence for Lowestoft man found making and possessing indecent images of children

A Suffolk man who downloaded child abuse images has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Police officers who went to 30-year-old Matthew Gilmore’s Lowestoft home in May 2016 seized a computer tower unit and a mobile phone, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

When the devices were examined they were found to contain ten indecent images and 28 movies in the most serious level A category, ten indecent images and three movies in category B and 129 indecent images in the lowest level C category.

A number of extreme pornographic images and movies were also found.

Gilmore, 30, of Sutherland Drive, Lowestoft, admitted making indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornographic images.

He was given a ten month prison sentence suspended for 18 months and a 45 day rehabilitation requirement.

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for ten years.

He was also ordered to pay £600 costs.