April 2015

Jailed for three years – the man who advertised and supplied child abuse images online

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This man advertised indecent images of children on the internet and supplied them to customers.

Tomos Bennett, 35, had 30,000 images on his computers.

Bennett, of Benllech, Anglesey admitted charges of making, possessing and distributing indecent images and extreme images involving humans and animals between July 2010 and April 2013.

He was jailed for three years.

The case at Mold Crown Court centred on 2,750 still images and 121 movies — 107 of them at the most serious category.

In addition to the prison sentence, Bennett was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender for life

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order to curb his future use of the internet.

Judge David Hale said Bennett had covered his tracks so well that it was not known which images had been distributed.

“However, there is no suggestion that he received payment for that distribution,” he said.

“Children all over the world have been damaged by what you and others take, you say, pleasure in.

“That is why these offences are so serious.”

March 2015

Anglesey man had 2,700 indecent child images and 30,600 showing ‘interest’ in children

AN Anglesey man found to have more than 2,700 indecent child images also had 30,600 other photographs showing an interest in youngsters, a court heard. 

Tomos Bennett, aged 34, of Bwlch, Benllech, admitted distributing and downloading indecent images after his home was searched in April 2013. 

Defence barrister Elen Owen at Caernarfon crown court said he had no previous convictions. 

Bennett claimed he couldn’t remember what kind of images he distributed. 

Judge David Hale said the prosecution needed to go back to the police for more information.

But he said it was an “inevitable” prison term and he remanded Bennett in custody until a trial of issue at Mold crown court on April 2.