May 2016

Pervert avoids prison after downloading indecent images of children

A pervert has avoided an immediate prison sentence after he was caught downloading indecent images of children for own sexual gratification

David Paul Pickering, 49 of Colne appeared at Burnley crown court where he pleaded guilty to the possession of indecent images of children

The judge handed Pickering an 18 month prison sentence but suspended it for two years.

He was given a 10 year sexual offences prevention order and was told that he must register as a sex offender for 10 years