Friday, 12 December 2014

Disgraced Perv Doc Struck-Off For Child Porn Pics Caught Again

Beranek was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court
A disgraced doctor, struck off for having hundreds of sick child porn images, is starting a ten-month prison sentence after court-ordered software installed on his computer tipped-off police he had downloaded 1,088 more.

Michael David Beranek, 44, of Harmondsworth Road, West Drayton had worked as a psychiatrist with vulnerable people suffering mental health issues when he was caught the first time.

He received twenty weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Lewes Crown Court in 2012 after police found over 800 indecent images of children on his computer while has employed at The Langford Centre, Bexhill.

He was subject to a five-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), which monitored his internet use, when police realised he was viewing child porn again and turned up on his doorstep at 6pm on January 21.

He pleaded guilty to four charges of making an indecent photograph of a child on or before January 21 and was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.

Prosecutor Mr. Ravinder Johal said: "There were no problems initially and he was being managed as a low-risk offender. He had remote software on his computer that triggered illegal intent use."

When police arrived Beranek tried to claim he had restricted his internet viewing to fetish sites involving adults.

"He then admitted accessing indecent images of children after he received an email link from a third party."

The link Beranek clicked and downloaded advertised the fact it contained sexual images of girls aged 11, 12, and 13.

"He told police he stored the images in the hard drive and they arrested him."

Beranek exclaimed: "Oh no," when arrested, but added: "It's better you came tonight before it got more out of control."

Mr. Johal added: "He accepted he was trying to hide it from his girlfriend while she was away and had a lot of time on his hands in the evening."

After being caught the first time Beranek told his bosses it did not effect his work because his viewing took place: "in the privacy of his own home."

He claimed he should be allowed to continue working as a doctor because his professional abilities were not effected and that he had looked at sites that were free on the internet and had not paid to view.

The court made Beranek subject to a fresh five-year SOPO and he was ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

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