Gorleston man who downloaded indecent images of children given “last chance”

A Carleton Rode fishery owner has lost his High Court case.

A Carleton Rode fishery owner has lost his High Court case. - Credit: Archant

A man who downloaded indecent images of children has been given a suspended jail term as a last chance so he can get help he needs.

Robert Hindley, 51, was found to have indecent images and videos of children on his computer equipment when police raided his home in Victoria Road, Gorleston, on April 16, last year, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Ian James, prosecuting, said when arrested Hindley tried to claim he had downloaded the material by accident, however analysis of his computer showed that he had made active searches for this type of material.

Hindley admitted possession of indecent images and possession of extreme pornographic images.

John Morgans, for Hindley, said he now accepted there was a sexual motivation behind his offending and wanted to get help.

Judge Katharine Moore imposed a 10 month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and placed him on the sex offender's register for 10 years.

Hindley must also attend an internet sex offender's treatment programme and Judge Moore warned: 'This is a last chance.'

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She said she would get a progress report to make sure he was engaging fully with the programme and said that this was the best way to protect the public.

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