Sutton man placed on sex register for downloading child porn

An author specialising in books on Hitler and WWII has been put on the sex offender’s register for possessing and making indecent images of children.

David Lyne-Gordon, from Sutton, aroused suspicion after using his work computer to download the sick imagery.

At Canterbury Crown Court last Wednesday (October 27), he was handed a three year community order, a sex offender treatment programme and a sexual offenders prevention order (SOPO) for five years.

The 57-year-old, who also worked for Eurotunnel, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of indecent images and nine counts of making indecent images of children.

The court heard Lyne-Gordon did not have the “courage” to admit he was responsible for downloading child abuse imagery or even that he had a sexual interest in children.

Judge John O’Mahony said: “This is a tragedy, you are an intelligent man and you had a responsible job. You do have a sexual interest in children and you must be realistic about that.”

Last year Kent Police received information from Eurotunnel that Lyne-Gordon had been using his work computers.

The author’s home and work address were raided in December by Kent Police’s Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) who found more than 100 indecent images of children.

Detective Sergeant David Shipley, from Kent Police’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Lyne-Gordon downloaded child abuse images at home and even at work, thus putting others at risk of being exposed to them.

“He tried to blame others, despite having the same images on both sets of equipment. This demonstrates the lengths people will go to offend and then try to avoid the consequences of their actions.

“We are grateful to the staff at Eurotunnel for acting so swiftly and assisting the investigation to it’s successful conclusion.”