Febuary 2008

Community service for 317 indecent images

This is paedophile Martyn Roots who was sentenced at Bedford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Roots, 42, was arrested after 317 indecent images of children were found on his computer

The computer had been confiscated by police after Roots was cautioned for sending inappropriate messages to a teenage girl from Bedford.

Roots lived with his mother in Bedford at the time but now lives in Putney Hill, London.

Roots, who pleaded guilty, was given a two-year community order and must complete a sex offender treatment programme.

He must also perform 100 hours of unpaid work and attend an alcohol treatment service.

He is also subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and his computers have been forfeited and destroyed.