February 2022

Essex paedophile James Krengel jailed for 28 months

A paedophile has been locked up for more than two years of possessing and sharing indecent images of children.

James Krengel was jailed for 28 months when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court last week.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty to sex offences including possessing and distributing indecent images of children and a breach of his notification requirement order.

Essex Police’s Online Investigation Team (POLIT) arrested Krengel at his home in Nipsells Chase, Chelmsford, on December 30, 2021.

It came detectives received receiving information he had uploaded an indecent image of a child.

During the investigation, officers discovered Krengel had breached a sexual offences notification requiring him to register at a police station yearly.

Krengel was charged in December 2021 and admitted the offences during a separate hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court.