May 2019

Lowestoft man jailed for child abuse images

A paedophile from Lowestoftwho has now been convicted for a third time and has been jailed for 24 months after more than 200 indecent images of children were found on his computer devices.

43 year old David Cattermole of London Road South in the town admitted to two offences of making indecent images of children when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday 2 May.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon after a stun gun was found at the property when a search warrant was conducted.

In February 2017 police officers attended Cattermole’s address where they located a large amount of computer devices which were seized. When they were examined they were found to contain nearly 200 indecent images of children, some of the images were of girls as young as five years old.

As well as the two year prison sentence he was also handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

In 2013, He was jailed after he downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children

In 2001, he was given a three-year community order for downloading indecent images of children

In each case, the majority of the images were classed as the most serious showing the rape or torture of children

September 2013: Released from prison and living back in Lowestoft

March 2013

Man’s ten-month jail term for child abuse images offences


A SUFFOLK man who downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children almost a decade after appearing in court for similar offences has been jailed for ten months.

David Cattermole was given a three-year community order in 2001 for five child porn offences and did not come to the attention of the police again until June last year when officers went to his home in Lowestoft and seized computer equipment, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The equipment was examined and on it was found, on a scale of one to five with level five being the most serious, 800 indecent images of children at level one, 100 images at level two, 200 images at level three, 262 images (including 100 movies) at level four and ten images at level five.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said the ages of the children ranged from two to three years old to teenagers.

After his arrest Cattermole told officers he was attracted to girls aged 12-14 and had come into possession of pornographic images of younger girls while looking for images of older children.

Cattermole, 39, of London Road South, Lowestoft, admitted four offences of downloading indecent images of children and was jailed for ten months.

He was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders’ register for ten years and made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order for ten years.

Andrew Thompson, for Cattermole, said there had been a ten-year gap between the latest offences and his client’s offending in 2001.