May 2014

Child abuse images found on Derbyshire man’s PC again – but no jail term

A PAEDOPHILE has been convicted of having indecent images of children for the second time in two years.

Christopher Bryon, who also indecently assaulted a girl in 2005, was “crying out for help” for his addiction, Derby Crown Court heard.

The 54-year-old was caught with the latest set of images because he was being monitored by the dangerous persons management unit.

On his laptop were 11 indecent photographs of the lowest category and one prohibited image, which was a cartoon depiction of sexual activity between an adult and a child.

Bryon, of High Street, Doveridge, admitted the charges. Nicola Hunt, in mitigation, said: “He has told me he is crying out for further guidance and help for his behaviour.”

She said that, if he was sent to prison, he would not get the same level of help as he would on a community order.

Judge Ebraham Mooncey said: “Sentencing you does create certain difficulties because, on the one hand, there’s the repetitive behaviour on your part of offences of a sexual nature. On the other hand, the offending is getting less serious.

“I’m told that the images appear as very small images among others.

“I’m told you are trying to be careful in the terms you use but the history of search terms on your computer is clearly going to cause images to come up that are unlawful.

“In future, you have to leave pornography well alone.”

Bryon must attend a sex offenders’ group work programme as part of a three-year community order.

He must sign the sex offenders’ register for five years and is banned from working with children for life.

He is already subject to a sexual offences prevention order.

The court heard that, in 2005, he was sent to prison for 15 months for indecent assault on a girl.

In April last year, he was jailed for eight months for downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

April 2013

Eight months in jail for convicted sex offender, 54, who had sick child abuse pictures

A MAN was jailed for having indecent pictures of children after a judge said they could remind him of his abuse of a girl.

Derby Crown Court heard that Christopher Bryon admitted an indecent assault eight years ago and was sent to prison before receiving one-on-one counselling.

On October 24, police examined his computer and found a total of 244 child abuse images, including 53 in one of the worst categories.

That led to an eight-month prison term for 54-year-old Bryon, who was told by judge Hilary Watson: “The images were of a form that may have been re-living or reactivating what you were actively engaged on in 2005.”

He was put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years and banned from being alone with anyone under 18. He must not fit equipment which allows him to remove material from a computer.

The judge said the therapy he had received had not given him “sufficient control” over his desires and “deviant practices” to prevent him from downloading the images.

Bryon, of High Street, Doveridge, pleaded guilty to copying images from the internet, distributing images between September 2006 and August last year as well as possession of a prohibited image of a child on August 2 last year.