Ipswich: Paedophile caught out by his own bragging

Carl Fisher Carl Fisher

Friday, January 3, 2014
6:00 AM

A paedophile who bragged to a friend that he had picked up a young boy in a park and was “going to have some 
fun with him” in his car 
has been locked up for 12 months.

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Carl Fisher sent a text message to the man inviting him to come along and then sent him a picture of a naked boy, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The man was so concerned he contacted the police and officers went to Fisher’s home in Highfield Road, Ipswich, and arrested him, said David Wilson, prosecuting.

His mobile phone was seized and when it was analysed, it was found to contain 300 indecent images of children and four movies.

Mr Wilson said that on a scale of one to five, with level five being the most serious, 296 of the images were at level one and four were at level three, while three of the movies were at level two and one was at level three.

When Fisher was interviewed about the images he answered no comment to questions.

The court heard that in 2000 Fisher was jailed for two years for two indecent assaults on boys aged 14 and 15 and an offence of buggery, and in 2009 he had appeared before another court for an offence of sexual assault on a male.

Fisher, 43, admitted one offence of making indecent images of children.

Jailing him for 12 months and making him the subject of an indefinite sexual offences prevention order, Judge John Holt told Fisher that a pre-sentence report had assessed him as being at “high to very high” risk of sexual reoffending.

“I am satisfied I would be failing in my public duty if I didn’t pass an immediate sentence of imprisonment,” said the judge.

Craig Marchant, for Fisher, said his client had not taken the picture of the boy which triggered the investigation and he had sent it to his friend as “ a wind-up”.

He said Fisher had downloaded the images found on his phone from the internet and hadn’t been in the presence of any of the children when the pictures were taken.

Mr Marchant said Fisher was normally in work but was currently unemployed.

6 comments

  • Take a look at this disgusting excuse for a human being and tell me he deserves to walk the streets with our children ever again! He, and others like 'it', should be kept away from normal people for the rest of their miserable lives......let them fester together in prison....although I would prefer they had a lethal injection....

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    Hartley Hare

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • 12 months NO 12 years then maybe a review board and then not at country club like Bawsey.

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    william epps

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Yet again I will state our children need to be educated more about sexual abuse. PAEDOPHILES come in all ages, shapes,sizes,and its not just girls who get abused,PLEASE keep speaking out about it, so scum like this nonce,will be stopped. as for the prison sentence why was he let out the first time for child abuse? A tougher sentence would have saved these other victims..These men destroy childhoods, so tougher laws for nonces is needed

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    maria

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • waspie's wife 12 months what an absolute joke. Already jailed for previous offences, let out to for another victim to be at risk.....he should be locked a way for a very very long time. Absolutely disgusted.

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    waspie

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • “I am satisfied I would be failing in my public duty if I didn’t pass an immediate sentence of imprisonment,” said the judge. The judge HAS failed. At least one previous conviction and this scum only getngs 12 months. Bet he won't bragging inside though

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    Robotix

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • So he has already served one jail term and is deemed to be a "high to very high risk" for reoffending yet all he gets is 12 months?! So much for justice and protecting the innocent. I know what I'd do to this piece of filth but the do gooders would scream that it would breach his human rights! What about the rights of the children involved in cases like this?

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    MZH

    Friday, January 3, 2014

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