February 2011

Man, 64, faces jail after downloading more than 100 images of child sexual abuse images

A PAEDOPHILE who downloaded more than 100 child abuse images to his laptop is facing jail.

Raymond Drake, 64, of Boston, claimed he had no knowledge of the pictures but was convicted by jurors after a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Judge Jacqueline Beech ordered reports on Drake before bailing the pervert until his sentence hearing on March 15.

Prosecutor Leslie Chinweze told jurors how police found 116 indecent images on Drake’s laptop after they raided his home.

In a separate trial which concluded on Friday, Drake, of Fydell Court, was cleared of three counts of indecent assault said to have taken place against a young girl between 1989 and 1995 in Barking, Essex.

However he was convicted of four charges of making indecent photographs of a child.