December 2018

Man given therapy after he looked at indecent images of children

A man has had therapy into what caused his offending after he looked at indecent images of children, a court heard.

Jonathan Couldridge, 32, had 46 images and videos on a computer.

He pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing indecent photos of children.

Nottingham Crown Court heard they were found after police searched his address in November 2016.

One video showed 12 to 13-year-old girls, and lasted one-and-a-half hours.

Judge John Burgess told Couldridge, of Valley Road, Chilwell, it was to his credit he had done everything in his power to try to put things right.

He gave him a community order for two years and 30 rehabilitation activity days and ordered he pay costs of £185.

He will be on a sexual harm prevention order for five years and must sign the sex offenders’ register.