March 2003

Indecent images of children man sentenced

A HUSBAND used his wife’s credit card to pay for a sickening collection of internet child porn.

David Collins, 51, of Thornhill Street, Calverley, Leeds, admitted 20 charges of possessing indecent photographs of a child.

Dewsbury Magistrates were told yesterday how police found more than 4,000 indecent images of children stored on his computer.

Prosecutor Zafar Siddique told the court police raided Collins’s home at 7am on December 11 last year. The FBI had passed on details to British police of credit card holders who had accessed the Landslide child porn site in the US.

Collins’s hoard included clips of naked children as young as four being abused. Some of them were showing signs of distress.

Mr Siddique said: “He had used his wife’s credit card to enter the site to view indecent images of children.”

Collins offered no defence.

He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register.