January 2023

Dangerous Devon paedo given extended sentence

A paedophile from Sidmouth has been jailed for possessing indecent images of children.

Anthony Moncrieff was given an extended sentence at Exeter Crown Court due to the danger he poses of committing more offences.

The 43-year-old had possession of more than 300 images, with 58 depicting the most serious kind of child abuse.

He admitted three possession offences and was jailed for four years and two months with an extra five years to be served on extended licence when he is released

The offences related to images seized in Sidmouth in June 2021. Judge Stephen Climie said Moncrieff has an ‘enthusiasm for paedophile activity online’.

The defendant also breached the terms of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order made after a conviction in 2015 for sexual offences.

Moncrieff will have to serve two thirds of his four year and two months sentence before he can be released.