A PERVERT has been jailed for six months after police found photograph albums full of indecent images of children at his Harlow home.
Officers had gone to interview Trevor Dixon (56) at his home in Ladyshot on an unrelated matter after he crashed his BMW into a parked vehicle.
But once inside his home they discovered photo albums packed full of pornographic images depicting child abuse and adults indulging in sex acts with animals.
He was arrested, and a subsequent trawl of the hard drives of two laptop computers seized from his home uncovered hundreds more images.
There were 659 rated at level one, 39 at level two, 79 at level three and four at level four, while seven portrayed images of sex with animals.
Last month, unemployed Dixon pleaded guilty to making and possessing the indecent images, and on Friday (May 3) he was sentenced to six months behind bars.
Jailing him at Chelmsford Crown Court, District Judge Paul Booty told the defendant: “If it wasn’t for people like you there wouldn’t be a pornographic industry and children wouldn’t suffer as they do.
“By possessing these images you’re feeding into the child pornography industry.”
He ordered that in addition to the jail sentence Dixon should remain on the sex offenders register for seven years and comply with a sex offenders prevention order for a further seven years.
In mitigation, defence counsel Andrew Clowser had told the court: “He’s had an interest for years in naturism and adult pornography and developed this interest in young people.
“He seeks treatment – he wants to rid himself of this disease.”
Police who called at the home of a man involved in a minor road accident found more than they bargained for, a court heard.
Officers went to interview Trevor Dixon after he crashed his BMW into a parked vehicle. But once inside his home they discovered pornographic images including child abuse and adults indulging in sex acts with animals.
Unemployed Dixon, 56, Ladyshot, Harlow, pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates Court to making indecent images of children on two laptop computers between October 2010 and August 2002 and making indecent images and possessing extreme pornographic images which portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing an act of intercourse with live animals.
The court was told the police officers saw pornographic images which Dixon had printed from the internet. When his computers were investigated hundreds of images were discovered.
Detective Constable John Staines told the court: “Some were printed out and put into photo albums.”
Prosecutor Grace Court said: “Police attended the address as a result of a road traffic accident and when they did so they saw some images there.”
Analysis of the two laptop computers seized revealed the other images. There were 659 rated at level one, 39 at level two, 79 at level three and four at level four, while seven portrayed images of animal sex.
Dixon, who was polaced on the sex offenders register, was told he must wait to hear his fate after he was remanded on bail until May 1 for reports.
District judge John Woollard told him: “Before I sentence you I need a full pre-sentence report and I’m not ruling out any options, including sending you to the Crown Court to be sentenced there.”