Man sentenced for indecent images of children


Nicholas Webley, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing indecent photographs of children, two counts of making indecent photographs of children, two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images and two counts of possessing prohibited images of children.

Webley was given a three year community order with supervision, barred from working with children and made subject of a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

Over 7000 images were discovered on a computer and hard drive, both of which were removed from Webleys home by investigating officers. Almost half of those images were found to be in the most serious category for such material.

Harry Hadfield, prosecuting for CPS North East, said: "Offences of this nature make a significant contribution to the continuing harm suffered by victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation around the world.

"The overwhelming evidence in the case against Mr Webley left him no choice but to plead guilty to all charges, which is a tribute to the robust case built by the CPS and Cleveland Police.

"CPS North East is committed to working with our police partners to tackle child sexual abuse and to help prevent other vulnerable young people from falling victim to these abhorrent crimes."