January 2019

A Suffolk man who had more than 400 indecent images of children on his mobile phone has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Police officers seized an iPhone from 27-year-old Ryan Ellis and when it was analysed it was found to contain 144 images in the most serious level A category, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The device also contained 146 level B images and 132 images in the lowest level C category, said Michael Crimp, prosecuting.

Ellis, of Bildeston Road, Hitcham, admitted three offences of making indecent images of children and was given a 14-month prison sentence suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work in the community and was given a 60 day rehabilitation order.

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