Man jailed for child sex abuse images - Croxley Green

10/08/2015

A wheelchair-bound man, who was caught with child sex abuse images for the third time, was told by a judge his medical condition could no longer be used as a "get out of jail card."

Graham Livermore, aged 65, had been given a suspended 12-month jail sentence last year after another Judge had been told he suffered from multiple sclerosis. But today, Monday, 10 August 2015, Judge Martin Griffith told him: "Your get out of jail card worked once. It has been used before. It cannot be used again." He sentenced Livermore, of Rugby Way, Croxley Green, near Watford, Herts to 2 years - 12 months for breaching the suspended sentence and a further 12 months for the current offences.

Livermore, who was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court to making (downloading) indecent images of children, possessing indecent images, breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) and breaching the suspended sentence.

In 2010 Livermore had been giving a 3-year Community Order for downloading and possessing indecent images. In July last year he received the 12 month sentence suspended for 2-years after being caught with 1,601 images. Initially, he claimed they'd had been downloaded by a man called Reg Brown, but he later admitted Reg Brown did not exist.

David Chrimes, prosecuting for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said police raided Livermore's home in January. He was found to have 912 indecent pictures on an Acer computer and two USB sticks. 61 images were at Category A, the most serious level, 77 were at Category B and 774 were at Category C.

Mr Chrimes said Livermore had breached the SOPO when he installed CCleaner history-deleting software on his computer and by buying a new Acer computer that did not have Hertfordshire police's monitoring software installed.

Andrew Campbell, defending, said Livermore had found it very difficult to confront what he had done and found it difficult to stop himself from acting inappropriately. Since his arrest in January he said he had not had a computer in his house. He said he was a very sick man who needed carers 7-days a week.

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