October 2015

Pervert pensioner avoids prison over child abuse images and movies

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A man who was in possession of indecent images of children has been given a three-year community order.

Christopher O’Donoghue, 75 and of Ferndown, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 18 September 2015 to six counts of possessing indecent images of children.

He was handed the sentence on Thursday 1 October 2015 at the same court.

He has also been put on the Sex Offenders Register for three years.

O’Donoghue was arrested at his home in Ferndown on Wednesday 3 December 2014 after he had purchased DVDs over the internet containing indecent material of children, which were sent to his home address.

Officers seized a memory card from his home holding indecent images of young boys. Two images were classed as category B and 328 images classed as category C.

He was charged with the offences on Friday 6 February 2015.