November 2015

Retired police officer jailed over indecent images of children


Former Jersey Police officer Peter Whitehouse will serve three years behind bars, after pleading guilty to seven counts of making indecent images of children.

Whitehouse, 56, was arrested and charged in April with downloading the most severe level of indecent child abuse images.

The court was told that 908 illegal images and movies of children have been found, ranging from Level 1 to Level 5, which is the most severe.

Peter Whitehouse was a police Youth Affairs Officer, and was involved in the “Prison! Me! No Way!!” initiative. He retired from the force in 2009.

He pleaded guilty at Jersey’s Magistrates Court in August.

He was jailed for three years at the Royal Court today.