A man from Colchester has been jailed for two years for making indecent images of children.
Nicholas Fisk, 32, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday 24 October.
Officers from our Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT) team, who specialise in carrying out intelligence-led warrants, arrested Fisk on Friday 2 August this year.
His phone was seized and four further phones belonging to Fisk were handed in at Colchester Police Station several weeks later, having been recovered from an address he’d been staying at.
Between both devices, officers discovered 200 films and 43 pictures, which had been dated between January 2018 and August this year. The images and videos were some of the worst that the reviewing officer had ever seen.
In total, 172 of the films and 25 of the photographs were Category A, which are the most serious offences against children. The majority of material related to children under the age of 10 years old.
As a result of the hard work of our officers, a total of seven children under the age of 12 were safeguarded in this case.
Fisk pleaded guilty to six counts of making indecent photographs of children and, in addition to being jailed for two years, is the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order that will last a decade.
The Sexual Harm Prevention Order means that he will be unable to own a phone or computer without prior approval from our officers.
Upon delivering her sentencing, Judge Patricia Lynch urged Fisk to “consider the pain and suffering” of the victims of this crime, who were among the most “vulnerable in society” and were being used for his gratification.