July 2013: We do not want to give his actual address but we can say he is now living in Newcastle – Near to St Anthony’s park and Monkchester community centre

August 2009

Carer, 32 had child abuse images on computer


A PERVERTED carer with a stash of child abuse images has been spared prison.

Paul Bond, 32, had a total of 465 images, including 16 films, on the computer at his former home in Routledge Road, Stockton.

The former Microsoft certified computer engineer blamed the break-up of his previous relationship for developing an internet porn habit that led to him seeking the illegal images.

Shaun Dodds, prosecuting, told Teesside Crown Court Bond’s secret offending was only discovered when a 14-year-old girl contacted West Midlands Police with a complaint.

“He was sending her messages of a sexually explicit nature,” said Mr Dodds.

Cleveland Police carried out an early-morning raid on his house on September 6, when they seized computer equipment.

Bond had a computer tower containing five separate hard drives – police found the images on two of the hard drives, Mr Dodds told the court.

Some of the material was what is know in legal terms as “level four” – meaning it was at the more explicit end of the spectrum, worst of which is level five.

Bond, who had no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children downloaded between July 2005 and April 2008.

Chris Baker, defending Bond, told the court he started drinking heavily and using internet porn after a relationship break-up in 2005.

He added that since the incident, Bond had a new partner who suffered several disabilities, and he was now her full time carer.

Mr Baker added that Bond’s partner was new to Teesside, and he provided her only link to the area which would be lost if he was sent to jail.

She accompanied him to court, as he sat in the dock wearing a dark suit, tie and glasses.

Judge Peter Armstrong said Bond had “sought solace in pornography on the internet” which had led him to accessing the images.

He handed down a three year community order, telling Bond he must attend a sex offenders’ treatment group, banned him from working with children, made him the subject of a five-year sexual offences prevention order and ordered him to sign the sex offenders’ register.

“If you breech this community order, I am going to send you to prison,” said Judge Armstrong.