October 2003

Child porn man is jailed

A man caught with a haul of child porn has been jailed for nine months. 

Christopher Devenish was traced while accessing depraved pay-per-view sites in America. 

The 55-year-old from Coronation Street, Wallsend, had downloaded 12 videos and 1,500 photographs of youngsters. 

His obsessive compulsive disorder meant he was prone to hoard more and more of the shocking material once his interest had been triggered, Newcastle Crown Court heard. 

Devenish, a diabetic also suffering severe arthritis, admitted making and possessing indecent images of boys and girls

Judge Beatrice Bolton told him: “The type of material you downloaded, normal members of the public find absolutely abhorrent. 

“Unless people like you are prevented from downloading this type of material, abuse will continue.” 

Devenish, who has no previous convictions, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years.