July 2010

Criminal scam led to child porn pictures on man’s laptop

SHOP manager was found with more than 200 indecent images of children on his laptop, Grimsby Crown Court heard.

John Parr, 59, of Carnforth Crescent, Grimsby admitted five offences of making indecent images and one of possession of images.

The manager of Fast Frame in Victoria Street, Grimsby, was discovered after falling for a child porn scam run by criminals.

He was sentenced to a three-year community order with supervision and ordered to attend a sex offenders’ treatment programme.

Parr was also sentenced to an indefinite sex offender’s prevention order and must remain on the Sex Offender’s Register for five years.

Judge John Swanson said he would normally jail someone for such offences, but Parr had deleted most of the images sometime before his arrest. The judge said he felt supervision for three years would help prevent further offending.