Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Canadian Tip-Off Leads Police To Online Paedo

A paedophile caught with 68,823 child sex images after police received a tip-off from Canadian cops has received a suspended prison sentence.

Kevin John Allen, 56, of Auriol Drive, Uxbridge was identified by Operation Spade as a customer of a Canadian distributor of sick child porn.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of children on or before May 8, namely 346 Category A; 1,162 Category B and 16,676 at Category C.

He also pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent movies of children on or before May 8, namely 58 Category A; 88 Category B and 36 at Category C.

Allen also admitted a "roll-up charge" of possessing the remanding indecent photographs of children.

Isleworth Crown Court heard officers executed a search warrant at his address, seizing two computers, one desktop tower and an external hard-drive.

Judge Andrew McDowall told Allen: "What you did was most unpleasant, to many disgusting, but I don't feel it deserves and immediate custodial sentence.

"There are young children involved in this and it is rightly regarded by public and parliament and the courts as very serious."

Allen was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and will remain on probation for two years.

He must attend a sixty-day internet sex offender programme, sign the sex offenders register for ten years and an indefinite Sex Offences Prevention Order was made.

Allen was also ordered to pay £110 costs and a £100 victim surcharge.  

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