August 2013

Pervert had 700 images of child abuse images on disks

A pervert was found to have downloaded more than 700 indecent images of children onto DVDs after police raided his home in Leeds.

Nathan Jones, 24, was arrested after officers from West Yorkshire Police received information that a child porn website had been accessed from an internet address based at his home.

Jeremy Hill-Baker, prosecuting, said Jones’s bedroom at the shared property was searched and a number of disks and computer equipment were seized.

The items were analysed and over 700 illegal images and movies were found.

The court heard 159 images and 19 movies were at level four – the second most serious kind.

The prosecutor said Jones was arrested and admitted accessing the images on his computer and them putting them onto disks.

During interview he told officers he had committed the offences due to a combination of him wanting to make enquiries about sexual abuse and because of a curiosity about whether he was sexually attracted to children.

Jones, of Beeston Ring Road, pleaded guilty to 11 offences of making indecent photographs of children.

Olivia Checha-Dover, mitigating, said Jones regretted what he had done and was keen to understand more about his offending behaviour. She said: “Mr Jones has complex issues.”

She added that Jones had not distributed the illegal images to anyone else and no one at his home saw them.

Miss Checha-Dover said society would be best served if Jones was given a community punishment so he could receive treatment rather than being sent to custody.

Jones was made the subject of a three-year community order in which he will have to take part in a sex offenders treatment programme.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Recorder Bryan Cox, QC, said: “I doubt very much that you have anything like a proper understanding of the effect of conduct such as this.”