May 2013

Man jailed after young boys sex movie download

A 68-YEAR-OLD Weston man has been jailed for downloading a photo and movie of naked boys as young as 10.

Peter Carter, who has a previous conviction for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy nine years ago, will remain on the sex offenders’ register.

Michael Collins, prosecuting, told North Somerset Courthouse on Monday that the two files showed naked boys aged 10-14 engaging in sexual acts.

Carter, of Sunnyside Road, originally bought the laptop for internet banking and checking the Liverpool Football Club website, but turned to searching for pictures of naked boys in July 2011.

Mr Collins told the court that Carter injured himself while performing a sexual act, at which point he realised he needed to seek help.

The 68-year-old has since travelled to Birmingham for counselling and received support from his local Methodist church of his own volition.

Anjam Arif, defending, said the files were downloaded automatically onto Carter’s computer but were never opened.

Mr Arif added: “He does express considerable remorse and regret for his actions.”

Carter admitted two counts of making indecent photos of movies when appearing before magistrates last month.

The photo is considered to be of category two severity and the three-minute movie of category four. Five is the highest possible rating.

Police officers also found 28 similar images but their severity was not great enough to bring about charges.

Chris Darke, chair of the bench, said: “This is a matter where a custodial sentence is the only option available.

“The matter is so serious because there are two images and because of your previous conviction.”

Carter will serve a 26-week sentence for the movie and four weeks for the photo, to be served concurrently.

He will also be on the sex offenders’ register and subject to a sex offenders’ prevention order for seven years. The laptop was ordered to be destroyed.

May 2013

Pensioner admits to indecent child movie and photo charge

A pensioner with a ‘desire’ to look at pictures of young boys has admitted making an indecent photograph and a movie of children.

Appearing at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges on Monday, Peter Carter, aged 68, pleaded guilty to making an indecent photograph of a child between May 2011 and February 2012 and making an indecent movie file of a child in August 2011.

Mike Collins, prosecuting, said the image and movie included boys aged 12-15 and that Carter is already on the sexual offenders’ registrar following an indecent assault on a 12-year-old boy in July 2003.

In mitigation, Anjam Arif said: “In summer 2011 he (Carter) had a desire to look at pictures of young boys.

“What started off as looking at young boys posing, which were not erotic, led to looking at these types of pictures. Then he realised he should not be doing it and sought help at his own Methodist church and a centre in Birmingham.”

Mr Arif also told the court the image and movie file were not originally created by Carter – rather, a copy was made when they were downloaded.

The court also heard the movie was three minutes long and rated as a category four image, which is the second most serious rating for child sex images.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) provided police with information relating to images being uploaded and linked the website address to Carter and his home in Sunnyside Road.

Mr Arif said: “Mr Carter has never viewed the movie file.

“He had a desire to view these kinds of pictures on the internet, downloaded them and attached to the image was a movie file.

“It was downloaded in such a way that he was not able to access it but it was stored on his computer. He does accept the content would have been indecent because it was downloaded with this other file.

“None of these images were ever shown to anyone else or distributed and he accepts viewing them for his own desire.

“All his life he has remained a good citizen, holding down a job at the post office and he appreciates this is a serious offence.

“He is someone who is in poor health and has suffered from kidney cancer. He has also had a heart operation, which he has medication for, so he will not be able to do any unpaid work.”

Carter will appear at North Somerset Courthouse again on May 20 to be sentenced.