March 2022

Depraved paedophile jailed after 850 explicit pictures found on laptop

A depraved paedophile has been jailed after admitting to having more than 850 explicit images and videos of children.

Joseph Tinkler was sentenced to four years and six months.

The 24-year-old, from Wolverhampton Road, Wedge Mills, near Cannock, was guilty of nine counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, being in possession of an extreme pornographic image and in possession of a prohibited image of a child.

Stafford Crown Court heard Tinkler was found in possession of 866 indecent images and videos, 151 of which were deemed Category A – the most serious classification – after officers executed a search warrant on September 15, 2020.

Tinkler was also found to be in possession of two prohibited images of children and five of extreme pornography. Computers, mobiles phones and tablets were seized by officers.

He was arrested a short time later on suspicion of making indecent images of children. The court also heard how Tinkler was found to be in possession of 25 prohibited images of children.

Officer seized mobile phones and Tinkler was arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited image of a child. He was sentenced to four years and six months