|Trundell was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court|
A Carshalton man, charged with downloading multiple videos containing sexually-explicit material involving children, has received a suspended prison sentence.
Paul Trundell, 60, of Buckhurst Avenue pleaded guilty when he initially appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court and was sent to the nearby Crown Court for sentencing.
After his arrest he was charged with three counts, covering Category A, B and C in levels of seriousness.
Trundell was charged with making an indecent photograph of a child on or before July 27, last year, namely 11 still and 50 moving images within Category A – the most serious level of abuse.
He was also similarly charged in relation to 38 still and 55 moving images within Category B and 256 still and 50 moving images within Category C, on or before the same date.
At Croydon Crown Court last Friday he was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for eighteen months.
Trundell must also complete up to twenty-five days of rehabilitation.
The court also ordered the forfeiture of two laptop computers and a computer hard drive owned by him that were seized by the police.
He was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, was added to the employment barring list for seven years and was ordered to pay £425 costs.