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Former Norwich company director jailed for possessing indecent images

06:22 29 September 2012

A former company director in Norwich who claims to be addicted to porn has been jailed for 16 months after he admitted making and possessing indecent images of children.

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Peter Jones, 51, of Pound Road, North Walsham, had already been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register nine years ago , after being sent to jail for 12 months for similar offences .

But when police carried out a check they found that Jones, a former director of Heritage Legal and Financial Services , in Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich, had downloaded material on his computer at work and also was found to have accessed images on his computer at home, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Richard White, prosecuting said that there were also two images of extreme porn.

The court heard earlier how Jones was a director of Heritage Legal and Financial Services when the offences came to light and after his previous offending had even been on a course to try to help him not re-offend.

Jailing him, Judge Nicholas Coleman told him that in his case it was clear that he had an “obsession or an addiction” to pornographic material and had even attended an internet sex offender’s treatment programme.

“It was intended to address your problem and to provide you with the appropriate strategies.”

He added: “That clearly did not work.”

He said offences of this kind caused untold misery and said “Your lust is no excuse.”

He added: “The obsession that you have is a very difficult one to inhibit.”

He made Jones, who is already on the Sex Offenders’ Register, also subject to a sexual offences prevention order under which he must not use the internet to access any indecent images and also banned him from working with children.

Silas Reid, for Jones, said: “He is a man who effectively has an addiction to pornography.”

He said that if given the chance Jones would like further treatment to help him stop his addiction and had the support of his wife.

“This is a last chance for him.”

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