Convicted sex offender sentenced for possessing extreme pornography and making indecent images of children

10/08/2017

Jason Packer, 47, a convicted sex offender, from Portsmouth, was sentenced on Thursday 10 August 2017 to 18 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Portsmouth Crown Court after being found guilty of possessing extreme pornography and making indecent images of children.

Following sentencing, Sarah Dineley, District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Wessex said: "Jason Packer's behaviour is simply shocking. He knew very well that possessing extreme pornography and making indecent images of children were crimes. He committed these offences whilst on bail waiting to be sentenced having been convicted of four offences of possessing extreme pornography and 13 offences of making indecent images of children.

"During his first trial the jury at Portsmouth Crown Court heard how far-fetched Jason Packerís defence was: He claimed that special agents working for a local MP had planted the images on his computer.

"Of course, this was a tissue of lies. When he was arrested for these new offences, he said he was researching the images for which he had been convicted, completely ignoring the fact that he was subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

"He decided to plead not guilty. However the jury at Portsmouth Crown Court, having heard all the evidence, was satisfied that he was guilty.

"Jason Packer and others who decide to commit these despicable crimes contribute to the sexual abuse of children.

"CPS Wessex and Hampshire Police will continue to work closely together to bring these offenders before the court."

Notes:

Jason Packer was found guilty of these two offences after a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court on 13 July 2017:

  • Count 1 - Making Indecent Images of Children (124 Category A images).
  • Count 4 - Possessing Extreme Pornographic Images (85 images)