Man caught again possessing indecent images of children - Cheshunt

25/04/2014

Police monitoring the computer of a Cheshunt man convicted of possessing indecent images of children discovered he was looking at them again.

Telecoms expert Kevin Brown, 50, had received treatment in an attempt to rid him of his addiction to child pornography but, after being caught with four more images, a judge today, Friday, 25 April 2014, said he had no alternative but to jail him.

David Chrimes, prosecuing for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) told St Albans Crown Court that in 2011 Brown was given a 7-year long Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) after being convicted of 11 counts of possessing indecent images of children.

He breached that order in November 2013 and was banned from looking at pornography involving anyone aged under 21. Software installed on his computer recorded the fact that at the beginning of this year he had accessed images of younger people. Four of those involved girls aged 14 or 15.

Brown, of Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, admitted breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order between 09 February and 02 April this year. He admitted having four indecent images of children - three at Level 2 and one at Level 4, the second most serious level. He was in breach of a six month suspended sentence imposed for having indecent images.

Defence barrister Adil Syed said: "He is a very intelligent man who has worked in the Telecoms industry." He said he had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Judge Andrew Bright QC said he had no alternative except to lock up Brown. He told him: "You are an intelligent man. You have developed an obsession with viewing child pornography. You are going to prison for longer and longer if you do not address your problems."

He jailed him for a total of 15 months - three months for the breach of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order with a further six months for having the indecent images of children and an additional six months for breaching the suspended sentence.

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