April 2016

Galleywood man caught with almost 10,000 child abuse images spared prison

A Galleywood man who amassed a collection of almost 10,000 child abuse images has been spared jail.

Darren Teader, 35, of, Greenfields, Barnard Road appeared before Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC in Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday for sentence after pleading guilty on March 2.

When his devices, a Dell computer and two portable hard drives were seized in 2014, police uncovered a stash of indecent images totalling 9,758.

Of them, 9,541 were still photos and 217 were movies, with just over 900 graded as category A, the most serious.

Teader was given a 12-month prison sentence by Judge Goldstaub, suspended for two years.