June 2021

South Ockendon paedophile had 250 child abuse images

MORE than 200 pictures of child abuse were by chance found on a paedophile’s devices when he was arrested for another matter.

Police officers had seized mobile phones, DVDs and CDs from the home of 56 year-old David Johnson in April 2018 after he had been arrested in connection with an unrelated offence.

When the phones and discs were examined almost 250 images of child sexual abuse material were found.

He was later charged and at Basildon Crown Court admitted three counts of possessing indecent images of children and two counts of making indecent images of children.

Johnson, of Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, was jailed for 13 months, given a ten year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years.