July 2015

58-year-old exchanged pictures with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl

A SCUNTHORPE man was caught with nearly 65,000 indecent images and videos, including some of children, a court heard.

Ivan Kiddle, 58, also exchanged pictures with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl from America, who he claimed to be in love with.

Grimsby Crown Court heard police raided Kiddle’s home on Barnetby Road in June last year.

Prosecuting, Nigel Clive said they found a number of electronic devices and hard drives with a total of 64,123 images and movies, 681 of which fell into category A, the most serious category.

Mr Clive said: “When police investigated the material, they discovered a conversation between him and a girl from America.

“There were exchanges of pictures between the two. He admitted possession of these images and told police he thought he loved her.”

Defending, Gordon Stables said Kiddle pleaded guilty at an early stage and made full admissions.

Kiddle admitted eight counts relating to possessing indecent images between 1999 and 2013 and one of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

He was ordered to take part in a three-year treatment programme, banned from staying in a house with an under 17, subject to a five-year sexual harm prevention order and was banned from using electronic devices, unless they show internet history.