January 2020

Pervert caught with indecent images of young kids

Southampton man Ryan Maidment was caught with “sickening” images of young girls and asked others to share them.

The 20-year-old was caught with dozens of indecent images of some young girls – the youngest thought to be aged between four to six years old.

Maidment also “traded” images with other paedophiles via an online chat site and used a mobile application aimed at hiding private photographs or videos.

Maidment admitted three counts of possession of indecent images, ranging from category A to C, and three counts of distributing indecent images, again ranging from category A to C.

Judge Peter Henry imposed an 18 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

He also put an order of 160 hours of unpaid work, ordered Maidment to complete the Horizon programme and 20 days or rehabilitation activity requirement.

Maidment was also made the subject of notification requirements and a sexual harm prevention order and ordered to pay costs of £670.