August 2013

Already convicted paedophile faces prison over more indecent images of children

Andrew Ransome

A Middleton on the Wolds man is facing a possible jail term for massing a collection of indecent photographs of children.

Former IT worker Andrew Ransome, 43, downloaded indecent pictures of children under 16 onto the hard drive of his computer and was caught red-handed by police when they raided his home.

Ransome, is facing a possible jail term as he committed a similar offence in 2008. This time he was caught with 3,717 indecent images of naked children to fuel his sexual lust.

Ransome, of Chapel Lane, Middleton-on-the-Wolds pleaded guilty to three charges of possession of indecent images created between 2010 and November 2012 when he appeared at Hull Crown Court on Monday (August 19).

His barrister Mark McKone asked for his sentence to be adjourned for a report on his background from the Humberside Probation Service.

Judge Michael Mettyear told Ransome all sentencing options were open. He adjourned sentencing for four weeks for a date to be fixed at Hull Crown Court in September. Ransome was allowed to walk free on bail.

November 2008

Paedophile jailed for downloading child abuse images

A paedophile who downloaded child abuse images from US websites has been jailed.

Andrew Ransome, 38, of Welham Close, Goole, was jailed for 14 months at Hull Crown Court yesterday after admitting nine counts of making indecent images of children.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a class C drug and a prohibited weapon, after police found 200 tablets of the date-rape drug Rohypnol and an electric stun gun while searching his home.

The court heard he had 3,934 indecent pictures and movies, one of which was in the worst category.

Ransome’s house was searched in October last year after US police passed information to Humberside Police.

Judge Roger Thorn QC sentenced Ransome to 14 months in jail.