April 2019

Paignton man caught with child sexual abuse images avoids prison

A man from Paignton who was caught with images and movies of child sexual abuse including those in category A – the worst rating – showing the rape or torture of kids has avoided prison

Barry Edward Harman, 51 years old of Paignton appeared at Court where he admitted:

Between 15/01/2017 and 22/01/2017 at Paignton had in his possession indecent photographs, namely 49 still and moving images of category A, of children.

Between 15/01/2017 and 22/01/2017 at Paignton had in his possession indecent photographs, namely namely 70 still and moving images of category B, of children.

Between 15/01/2017 and 22/01/2017 at Paignton had in his possession indecent photographs, namely 40 still and moving images of category C of children

Between 15/01/2017 and 22/01/2017 at Paignton, had in his possession a prohibited image of a child.

Harman appeared at Exeter Crown Court yesterday and was handed a two year suspended sentence & was told to register as a sex offender for ten years

Harman now lives within 300 meters of a day nursery for kids aged from 3 months to 5 years old