May 2016

Pervert downloaded hundreds of child sex abuse pictures and movies

A YEOVIL man who downloaded hundreds of indecent pictures and movies of children has been sent to Taunton Crown Court to be sentenced.

Alan Paul Seaman was found by police to be in possession of the indecent images which he had stored on a memory card and his mobile phone over a four and a half year period.

When both devices were examined by police experts they uncovered the images which spanned all three categories of seriousness.

Seaman, 59, of Penn Hill, pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children, namely 678 Category A photographs and movies.

He also admitted two further charges in relation to 385 Category B photographs and movies and 1,968 Category C photographs and movies.

When the defendant appeared before Somerset Magistrates, sitting at Yeovil, they were told that all the offences were committed at Yeovil between January 20, 2010 and October 22, 2014.

Prosecutor Emma Lenanton said that following investigations by the police they questioned Seaman regarding the indecent material.

“He was then found in possession of a memory card and mobile phone handset which were interrogated by the officers and found to contain the images and movies,” she said.

“They covered all three levels of seriousness ranging from the most serious Category A to Category C.”

Defending solicitor Louise Eaves acknowledged that due to the volume of images involved in the case the matter would have to be dealt with at Taunton Crown Court.

The magistrates refused to accept the case and ordered that Seaman must be sentenced at the crown court on June 3.

In the meantime they ordered a pre sentence report to be prepared by the Probation Service and released him on unconditional bail.

They also directed that the defendant must sign onto the National Sex offenders register within three days of the court hearing.