August 2011

Indecent images found on man’s computer by cops

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced for possession of hundreds of indecent films and photographs involving children.

Police searched the home of Andrew Griffiths, in Lord Haddon Road, Ilkeston, and discovered a computer tower, hard drive and two laptops.

Griffiths had told police when they turned up at the house in February last year: “What you are looking for is there.”

Nottingham Crown Court heard that more than 200 images of children were discovered and in excess of 300 films at various levels of seriousness, including the highest levels. Some of the material involved children between five and 12 years.

Griffiths pleaded guilty to ten charges of making indecent photographs and seven of possessing them.

The court was told, in mitigation, that there had been an immediate admission of responsibility to police.

Judge James Sampson gave him a three-year community order with a requirement to attend a community sex offender group work programme. He must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

He added that Griffiths was of previously good character and he accepted he was ashamed of his behaviour.