Nov 2010

Jobless Pontypool man had child porn

A PONTYPOOL man was given a suspended sentence after admitting to 16 charges of making indecent images of a child.

Wayne Jobbins, 45, of Grove Place, Griffithstown, also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an indecent image of a child and one count of possessing extreme pornography.

He was sentenced to a total of six months imprisonment suspended for two years at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

Prosecutor John Warren said all the charges involved a total of 56 indecent images of children; five of which were at level four, five at level three and 46 at level one.

On a sliding scale of one to five, images at level five are classed as the most severe.

The court heard how the charges relating to the indecent images of children were committed between April 22 2006 and December 4 2008 while the charge of possessing extreme pornography was committed on September 26 last year.

The incident came to light after police recovered two computers from Jobbins’ home during a search in May this year.

In police interview, Jobbins said his relationship had broken down and he had lost his job which led to him smoking cannabis.

He said he had only looked at images while under the influence of the drug and was not looking at them for sexual gratification.

He said he had probably received the extreme pornography from a friend and was unaware it was illegal.

Defending for Jobbins, Harry Baker said: “He is utterly ashamed of what he has done.”

Sentencing him, Recorder of Cardiff Nicholas Cooke QC said: “Watching this sort of filth is wicked. Children are suffering in this and you will now suffer shame and humiliation but so you should.”

Jobbins was also sentenced to a sexual offences prevention order for seven years and ordered to pay £250 costs.