December 2017

King’s Lynn man admits possessing paedophile manual

A man who admitted possessing an instruction manual on how to sexually abuse children has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Kirk Pears, 38, of Diamond Street, King’s Lynn, appeared at Norwich Crown Court for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to one count of making indecent images of children and one count of possessiing a paedophile manual.

In November 2016 police received information about the download of thousands of indecent images of children at an address in the town.

Enquiries led officers to raid Pear’s home address where they seized a number of electrical devices, including laptops, tablets, mobile phones and external hard drives.

Specialist officers examined the items belonging to Pears, which were found to contain 13,852 indecent images and a manual which contained advice or guidance about abusing children sexually.

Pears was sentenced to 10 months, suspended for two years, for making indecent images.

He was given 12 months, suspended for two years, for possession of a paedophile manual.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and given a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).