March 2017

Newcastle pervert jailed

A pervert has been jailed after being caught with child abuse images during a visit to the Lake District.

Craig Johnson, from Manor Chare, Newcastle, was arrested by police while on an overnight stay in Keswick last summer.

Using a police warrant, officers raided the address where Johnson was staying on July 6 and found sick images of child abuse on his electronic devices.

The 29-year-old has now been jailed after pleading guilty to possessing child sex abuse images.

Johnson admitted possessing indecent images of children and three counts of making indecent images of children.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing an extreme pornographic image involving sexual activity by a person with a horse.

A judge at Carlisle Crown Court sentenced Johnson to two-and-a-half years in prison on Friday.

Johnson has also been placed on the sexual offenders’ register indefinitely and received a sexual harm prevention order.

December 2016

Pervert admits indecent image charges

A man has appeared before magistrates in Carlisle charged with possession of extreme pornography, which portrayed explicit images which were grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.

Craig Francis Johnson, 29, gave his address as Manor Chare Apartments, Newcastle upon Tyne, he also faces three further charges that he made an indecent photograph/pseudo photo of a child, and one charge of possess indecent photographs, the dates of the offences range from May 25, 2014 up to July 4, 2016.

The images were found at an address in Keswick, Cumbria.

The court was told, the photos range from category A, B, and C with category A, the most serious, of which there was 1,200 images.

Johnson pleaded guilty to all charges and will appear on January 20 at Carlisle Crown Court to be sentenced.