Pensioner jailed for looking at child porn

CHRISTINE CUNNINGHAM A 70-year-old pensioner who was found with “disgusting” images of child sex abuse on his computer was yesterday jailed for two years and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

CHRISTINE CUNNINGHAM

A 70-year-old pensioner who was found with “disgusting” images of child sex abuse on his computer was yesterday jailed for two years and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Stanley Wythe was also made subject to a sexual offences prevention order under which he is banned from being in the company of young people aged under 16 or taking part in any activities involving youngsters.

Norwich Crown Court heard the pensioner began downloading the child porn with the help of a friend about five years ago.

Some of the images were movie images of children being abused and there was more than 90 images in the more serious categories the court was told.

When arrested he admitted he had used the images for his own sexual gratification.

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Wythe of Waddington Street, Norwich, admitted downloading, possessing and distributing child porn images.

Jonathan Goodman, mitigating, said that Wythe only looked at sites that were free. “He was not joining clubs or file-sharing groups.”

He said Wythe had got to 65 years of age before he offended.

“At 65 he bought his first computer and it was the computer and internet that has been his downfall and led to him accessing the material that was prohibited. He knows that immediate custody is the most likely disposal.”

Jailing him Judge Paul Downes told him: “These are disgusting images and they are real children not pseudo-images. For these images to be produced particularly the movie images real children have to be used and abused to do it.”

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