May 2023

Pervert admits distributing child sexual abuse images 

A Leicester man who admitted to a number of offences linked to indecent images of children and distributing them has been jailed.

Neil Garnett, 58, of HMP Leicester, appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 23 May) and pleaded guilty to six counts of making indecent images of children and three counts of distribution.

He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

In April 2021 officers received information suggesting Garnett has been accessing indecent images of children online. He was subsequently charged with three counts of making Category A to C images, of children.

Garnett failed to appear in court for his first hearing in March this year and was arrested for failing to appear in court.

When he was arrested a mobile phone was seized from him and contained indecent images of children.

After further examination of the phone the true extent of his offending was discovered. Hundreds of images of children ranging from Category A to C were found on his phone.

He was further charged with three counts of making category A-C indecent images of children and three counts of distribution of Category A-C images of children.

At crown court yesterday, he was also given a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.