Child Porn Lands Man in Jail
A colleague has reported a man having downloaded child pornography on his Leamington company's computer. Craig Spenser, 37, from Coventry, is the man responsible for these pictures. The accused was ordered to be registered as a sex offender for 10 years and was sentenced to a nine months jail. He pleaded guilty to 12 charges of creating indecent images of children and one of possessing 135 pictures.
John Butterfield, the prosecution lawyer, told the court that the accused had used an office computer and when a colleague used the system to print out some information in April 2006, he discovered that Spenser had saved on it a lot of child pornography. This was reported by kenilworthweeklynews on August 23, 2007. The man called another staff member and with his help found out the dates on which the files were created so that Spenser could be held responsible. However, on being confronted, Spenser blamed a virus for those pictures.
The laptop that Spenser was given for work was also found to have such images. Out of the total 147 images, 62 were of class one category showing children in naked poses. But 74 images were classified as level three and four images on a scale of five showing children engaged in sexual activity with adults.
Some of those images were of bondage and torture, said John Butterfield. The pictures are very disturbing. The magnitude of its ghastliness can be measured from the fact that the man who saw those images has constantly been disturbed thereafter. He has developed a sleeping disorder and keeps seeing them in his mind.
The defending lawyer, Robert Hodgkinson, however, said that these images were never shown or sent to other people by Spenser. According to him, Spenser had indulged in sexual chat with a person who sent him these pictures that were later found on computers, reported iccoventry on August 21, 2007.
Judge Hodson, describing the images as foul, said that for each of such images, a child suffered and even consenting to receive these images encourages this bad practice, as published by kenilworthweeklynews on August 23, 2007.
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