February 2021

Man sentenced to possession of category A indecent image and video of children

A pervert has been told he cannot access the internet unsupervised for 10 years after being sentenced for possession of 71 indecent images of children.

Bruce Cavalier, 48, had possession of two counts of category A indecent images of children – one of which was a video – six counts of category B indecent images, and 63 counts of category C images. Category A images are rated the most serious.

Cavalier, who was in possession of the 71 indecent images of children between December 2010 to November 2019 at a previous address in Blandford, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court after previously admitting offences.

Prosecutor Dominik Morton said officers from the paedophile protection team arrived at the defendant’s home after his IP address flagged up he was viewing the indecent images.

Mr Morton told the court: “Regarding the category A indecent images, the children ranged between the ages of eight to 12.

“The youngest age of a children within the category B was 10 years old, while the ages of children within the category C images were between six to 15.

“Although the offence took place between 2010 and 2019, it is unknown how long (Cavalier) had possession of the category A indecent images, but it is believed to be nine years.”

Presiding over the case, Judge Jonathan Fuller QC told Cavalier he can longer access the internet unsupervised for 10 years.

Cavalier, now of Marston Road, Farnham, Surrey, will be on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

He was given a 12-month community order and must attend a 30-day rehabilitation course.

Cavalier must also pay court costs of £425.