May 2022

Man admits downloading indecent images of children

A  man who downloaded indecent images of children has lost his job and his family as a result of the offences, a court has heard.

Michael Porter told a judge at Ipswich Crown Court that his life had been ruined by what he had done and he deeply regretted viewing the images.

Porter, 57, of East India Dock Road, Poplar, London, has admitted three offences of making indecent images of children.

Judge Emma Peters adjourned sentence until June 1 to allow a pre-sentence report to be prepared on Porter and warned him that although he was likely to receive a prison sentence it might be possible to suspend it.

She made an interim sexual harm prevention order and ordered Porter to sign the sex offenders’ register.

Mitchell Cohen, prosecuting, said the case involved a relatively large number of images including images in the most serious level A category.