Febuary 2012

Derbyshire paeodophile stripped of £7,000

A paedophile jailed for possessing indecent images of children has now been stripped of £7,000.

At a hearing in Derby today magistrates also ordered Nigel Mullarkey to pay £200 costs.

The Proceeds of Crime Act gives the police the power to take offenders to court and strip them of cash and assets.

The case against Mullarkey began in October 2009 when staff at the Alvaston-based Angling Centre found DVDs and videos containing indecent images of children.

They called police and the 58-year-old was arrested at Birmingham Airport when he returned from holiday.

When officers searched the shop, they found £10,464 in the same cupboard as the indecent images and seized the cash while the investigation continued.

It was found that £3,464 was legitimate takings from the shop and a case was made to strip Mullarkey of the remaining £7,000.

Last August, Mullarkey, of Newton Lane, Bretby, was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to 20 counts of taking and making indecent photographs of children. He was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and disqualified from working with children.