May 2016

Prison for Bedworth pervert who made images

WHEN the police went to a Bedworth man’s home on another matter they seized his computer tower on which they then found indecent movies of young boys.

And at Warwick Crown Court Ian Younger, aged 55, of Hanbury Road, Bedworth, was jailed for ten months over the images.

Younger, who had pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children by downloading them, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.

Prosecutor Sally Hancox said that in August last year the police went to Younger’s home in relation to another matter.

As part of that investigation his computer tower was seized and taken away by the police.

Although ‘to the untrained eye’ a number of images on the hard drive had been deleted, they were revealed by police experts using specialist software.

The images had been downloaded using software to access them from what is known as the ‘dark web’.

And although Younger had also installed software to wipe the search memory from the computer, the officers found he had been using search terms which showed an interest in indecent images of young boys.

The police recovered a total of 40 such movies, including 24 classed as being in category A which is defined as showing children being subjected to penetrative sex acts.

There were nine category B movies of children in non-penetrative sexual acts, and the remaining seven were category C images of children naked or in indecent poses.

Jailing Younger, Judge Andrew Lockhart QC also made him subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order restricting his contact with children and laying down conditions on his internet access for an indefinite period.

Rejecting a submission that he could be given a community order with a condition of attending a sex offender programme or a suspended sentence, Judge Lockhart said the sentence had to be immediate.

He told Younger the images showed real children being sexually abused for the market of which he was a part.