August 2019

Pervert grandad caught with child abuse images said he was naive about the internet

A HGV driver who downloaded sick images of children aged as young as six claimed he was new to the internet.

The vile movies and photos were discovered following a police raid at Christopher Horne’s home in Marsh.

The 52-year-old claimed that he accidentally downloaded them as he viewed adult pornography.

His solicitor described him as ‘naive’ as he was new to the world of computing.

The grandfather will now be sentenced by a crown court judge after pleading guilty to two charges of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Richard Blackburn, prosecuting, said that Horne was arrested from his Carr Street address on September 25 last year following a police operation and intelligence received.

His mobile phone and laptop were seized and examined.

Mr Blackburn told Kirklees Magistrates’ Court that four indecent items were discovered.

On his laptop an mobile phone, police discovered videos of children aged between seven and 10.

The court was told that Horne has a previous conviction for a sexual offence dating back to 2000.

Because of the new offences he will be placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

District Judge Michael Fanning committed Horne to Leeds Crown Court for sentencing.

This will take place on September 11. In the meantime he is banned from having unsupervised contact with children aged under 18 and must not delete his internet history.