June 2022

Dorset man sentenced for making dozens of indecent images of children

A pervert who made indecent images of children has been sentenced.

Kevin Gordon Searle was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Monday, June 13, for two counts of making indecent photographs and pseudo-photographs of a child and one count of possessing a Class B drug.

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty to making Category A & C indecent photographs of children in Weymouth over a seven year period between 2014 and 2021

He also pleaded guilty to possessing a quantity of amphetamine between August 20 and 22 last year.

Searle, previously of Lichfield Road, Weymouth, and now of Library Road, Poole, was sentenced to a two-year community order.

He must undertake 40 Rehabilitation Activity Requirement days and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

The defendant must also register with the police in accordance with the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for five years and was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years.

An order for his Huawei phone, Acer laptop and amphetamine to be forfeited and destroyed was also made.

Searle must pay a victim surcharge of £95 as well as £85 towards court costs.

Searle had a previous conviction for burglary, after he broke into a golf club house and stole almost £3,000 worth of clubs, clothes and equipment