May 2021

Burton pervert caught with 20,000 child abuse images

A pervert from Burton has admitted downloading more than 20,000 indecent images of a child.

Police intelligence snared Michael Gozdek, of Wood Street, after two of his computer devices were found to include a high number of indecent images of children.

The 39-year-old appeared at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 12, to admit making 3,748 Category A indecent photographs of a child; 2,267 Category B images; and 14,564 Category C images.

He also admitted possession of 40 prohibited computer-generated images of a child and possession of an extreme pornographic video, which portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing an act of intercourse with dogs.

The offences took place in Burton over a 14 month period.

Alicia Perry, prosecuting, said: “In 2017 intelligence suggested a device using an IP address was in possession of indecent images

“Despite unsuccessful attempts, the defendant was eventually arrested and an examination of two of his devices revealed the images.

“He admitted he had downloaded them and there are a high number of images.”

Gozdek, who was not represented in court, was told his case will be sent to Stafford Crown Court on a date to be fixed for sentencing, following a pre-sentence report.

He answers unconditional bail until his next appearance.