Nov 2010

Barry man sentenced over indecent images

A BARRY man who admitted storing indecent images and films of children, as well as animal porn on his home computer, has been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.

Judge David Wynn Morgan told 51-year-old James Moore he must stay on the Sex Offenders Register for ten years and obey a three-year community order, during which time he would be required to successfully complete a community sex offenders’ programme.

Incapacity benefit claimant Moore, from the West End of Barry, who had served 74 days in custody prior to sentencing on Friday (November 5), was told a term of imprisonment would mean him emerging into the community without having been rehabilitated.

Moore had previously admitted storing thousands of photographs of children and more than 100 movies on his computer, depicting acts of sadism and bestiality.

Officers, acting on a tip-off, raided Moore’s home in June and later discovered he had created two age categories on his computer – six to 12, and 13 to 15 years – to store the files according to the range he believed the children fitted.

Defending, David Webster said ‘curiosity’ had been stated as an explanation.

Mr Webster said: “He accepted there were films showing sexual abuse of children as young as two years of age.”

Moore was banned from living with anyone under 18 or contacting anyone under that age in public or private without parental or social services’ approval.

He was also banned from using the internet unless for purposes of work or study.