January 2021

Worker found indecent images of children after accessing man’s computer

A man living in supported accommodation was found to have downloaded indecent images of children after he allowed a worker to access his computer, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court heard that the worker with his permission  was helping Lewis Ryan, 22, with documents on his laptop when she was shocked to find an email involving indecent images.

Sheilagh Davies, prosecuting, said police were contacted and there were found to be eight images in the most serious category as well as prohibited images of children.

She said  Ryan at first tried to claim he had not downloaded the images, but later admitted the offences.

Ryan, of London Road, King’s Lynn, admitted downloading indecent images between July and September 2019 and was given a nine-month jail term, suspended for two years

He was also ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work.

Ryan was also put on the sex offenders register for 10 years and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order.