May 2016

Man caught with child abuse pictures on his computer

POLICE who executed a search warrant at the home of a man found child abuse pictures on his computer.

Blackburn magistrates heard the investigation was part of Lancashire Police’s Operation Hercules which targeted the downloading of child porn.

Callum Phillip Graham, 40, of Pansy Street South, Accrington, pleaded guilty to making 50 indecent images of children. He was fined £345 with £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge and ordered to do 30 days’ rehabilitation.

He was made subject to sex offender notification requirements for five years.

Passing sentence the chairman said it was not a victimless crime.

“The children will have had to undergo extreme abuse for your sexual gratification,” she said. “We have taken notice of the steps you have put in place for your own rehabilitation.”

Tracey Yates, prosecuting, said the search warrant was raised after Graham’s IP address was identified as being involved in downloading indecent images of children.