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Child porn man avoids jail sentence

PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:23 09 March 2010

A 26-YEAR-OLD man with learning difficulties has avoided a prison sentence for downloading child porn.

A 26-YEAR-OLD man with learning difficulties has avoided a prison sentence for downloading child porn.

Police officers found pictures of teenage girls engaging in sexual acts in Daniel Stacey's bedroom when they attended a domestic incident at his mother's home in Ipswich.

When his computer was seized it was discovered the defendant had downloaded 172 indecent images of children, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said a week later police carried out a search at Stacey's flat and found his computer in the process of downloading material.

The machine was seized and it was discovered that Stacey had downloaded a further 103 indecent images of children, making a total of 275.

Stacey, of High Street, Hadleigh admitted 16 offences of making indecent images of children and one offence of possessing indecent images of children.

He was made the subject of a three year community order with a three year supervision requirement and was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order restricting his use of computers and access to the internet and restricting his contact with children under the age of 16.

He was also banned from working with children and ordered to sign on the sex offenders' register for five years.

Judge Peter De Mille warned Stacey that if breached any of the orders he would be sent to prison.

Lynne Shirley for Stacey said her client had learning difficulties and had gone to a special school.

She said he had no history of sexual offending and the offences were out of character.


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