Larkfield sex offender hid laptop behind toilet
A sex offender who hid a laptop with 1,000 indecent images of children on behind a toilet has been jailed.
In March police were called to an address in Larkfield where Russell Hogg had been staying, following a report the device had been discovered by people trying to fix a broken toilet.
Hogg, 59, had previously pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children, Kent Police said.
He was jailed for two and a half years at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday.
He will remain on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
When Hogg was arrested he was found to have breached the terms of a sexual harm prevention order, relating to previous offences and which restricted his use of electronic devices.
During his initial police interview he admitted using the laptop, which was hidden behind a wooden panel, but denied it was his, claiming it belonged to a deceased uncle.
Hogg also denied carrying out any searches relating to indecent images, police said.
During a subsequent hearing he admitted breaching a sexual harm prevention order and making indecent photographs of children.
Sex offender jailed after indecent images found on laptop