December 2015

Pervert avoids prison after downloading child abuse images

An Ipswich man who downloaded child abuse images has been given a community order.

Richard Potts, prosecuting, said police experts who examined computer equipment belonging to Garlick found three indecent images at the most serious 
level A, 22 at level B and nine at level C

Mr Potts said that after his computer equipment was seized Garlick failed to answer his bail on two occasions.

On the second occasion Garlick could not be found at his home or at work and as a result of publicity he was found several days later in a wooded area near Ellenbrook Green.

“He was in possession of items that caused police concerns about his welfare,” said Mr Potts.

Garlick, 52, admitted making indecent images of children and was given a three-year community 
order.

He was also ordered to attend a 45-day rehabilitation activity requirement and an internet 
sex offenders’ treatment programme.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for the same period.

The court heard that Garlick had no previous convictions.