May 2019

Paedophile found with 9,000 indecent images and videos given suspended sentence

A paedophile who was found with more than 9,000 indecent images and videos of children has been placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for 10 years.

Scott Gowland (43) was caught after police were told his IP address had been used to access illegal content online.

Officers raided his home in Essex Road, Huntingdon, on January 11 last year and found more than 8,500 prohibited images and 500 prohibited videos, with 19 of the videos classed as category ‘A’, the most severe.

He was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and handed a 10 year sexual harm prevention order at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (Thursday) after pleading guilty to three counts of making indecent images and possession of a prohibited image of a child.