Parkgate man (41) jailed for indecent images of children
A registered sex offender from Parkgate has been jailed for over three years for possessing indecent images of children.
Colin Stevenson (41) was sentenced to 40 months in prison at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty for possessing indecent images of children, breaching his sexual harm prevention order and failing to comply with notification requirements.
The court heard that on March 2, 2020, an officer attended his home address as part of his sex offender management.
On inspection of his laptop, mobile phone, Kindle and Amazon fire stick, indecent images of children were found.
Stevenson was arrested and the devices were seized.
An examination of the devices found indecent images of children.
Police said on February 11, 2021, the officer went to Stevenson’s address and found further devices that he had concealed and failed to provide when instructed.
These devices contained over 69 indecent images of children.
Stevenson was handed an extended sentence of six years four months, made up of 40 months in custody and an extension period of three years.
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Colin Stevenson, aged 35, had tens of thousands of images and hundreds of videos stored on his computer and mobile phone.
He was caught when he fell behind on repayments for a computer he had bought from flexible payment retailer Perfect Home. The company took it back from him in June 2013.
Catherine Duffy, prosecuting at Sheffield Crown Court, said: “A technician began to examine the computer to refurbish it.
“He found, in a folder called ‘Colin’ in the recycle bin, there were a number of images of naked children.”
The police were called and Stevenson was arrested.
He told officers his ex-boyfriend had given him two USB sticks, which he downloaded. He deleted the files when he saw they contained indecent images.
Stevenson, of Queen Avenue, Maltby, pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children and extreme pornographic images.
He was sentenced to a community order with three-year supervision requirement and was ordered to attend a sexual offender treatment programme.