May 2007

Lib Dem council candidate sentenced in indecent images case

A man responsible for distributing indecent images of children to an online paedophile network was yesterday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

Lib Dem council candidate 26-year-old Karl Lindon, a civil servant from Camberwell, London SE5 was arrested when his details were found on a computer seized in a separate arrest.

The Met’s Paedophile Unit began an investigation and in 2006 arrested Lindon at his home address and seized his computer. On it they found 2,500 indecent images of children and established he had been sharing images with a network of 47 other online paedophiles.

All 47 people have now been identified, some have now been dealt with through the courts and the others’ details have been given to relevant UK forces and to US law enforcement, where the majority were from.

Lindon pleaded guilty on 13.11.06 and was also ordered to pay £1,500 costs and placed on the sex offenders register for life. He was also given a sexual offender prevention order.