January 2019

Suspended sentence for man who downloaded child sexual abuse images

An Otley man who downloaded child sexual abuse images has been given a suspended prison sentence

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Alan Cant, 51, of Church Road, Otley, who admitted three offences of making indecent images of children, two of possessing extreme pornographic images and one of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

He admitted the offences at a hearing last year which was adjourned for reports by the probation service.

On that occasion a judge said Cant had been viewing indecent images of children for many years and the case involved hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures.

Cant, who was not legally represented at the earlier hearing, told the court he’d been suffering from depression.

Cant was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for 18 months and a 50 day rehabilitation activity order.

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order which will last for ten years.

December 2018

Man admits child sexual abuse images offences

An Ipswich man who admitted downloading indecent images of children will be sentenced later this month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday was Alan Cant, 51, of Church Road, Otley, who admitted three offences of making indecent images of children, two of possessing extreme pornographic images and one of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Judge Emma Peters adjourned sentence until December 21 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on him by the probation service.

She said Cant, who has no previous convictions, had admitted viewing indecent images of children for many years and the case involved hundreds, if not thousands, of indecent images.

The offences crossed the custody threshold and the judge who sentenced him would have to decide if the sentence could be suspended, she added.