Child porn perverts jailed

A DISGRACED music teacher who down loaded more than 400 images of child pornography has been jailed for four months.Glyn Evans, who worked predominantly with primary school children was a subscriber to the Landslide child pornography website Ipswich Crown court heard yesterday.

A DISGRACED music teacher who down loaded more than 400 images of child pornography has been jailed for four months.

Glyn Evans, who worked predominantly with primary school children was a subscriber to the Landslide child pornography website Ipswich Crown court heard yesterday.

Officers went to his home address in October and seized his laptop computer. They discovered that Evans had down loaded more than 400 indecent images of children but had then deleted them.

However, the images were not removed from the hard drive and were retrieved by police experts said Robert Sadd, prosecuting.

He said that child pornography offences were graded from levels one to five with five being the most serious.

Evans, 35, of Lower Street, Stansfield had more than 400 pornographic images on his computer.

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During the case there was discussion between deputy judge Nicholas Beddard, Mr Sadd and defence counsel Hugh Vass about the grading of the images which they agreed was not always clear cut.

Evans, who was a freelance music teacher for education authorities in Cambridgeshire and London had pleaded guilty to 16 offences of making indecent photographs of a child and one offence of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

Judge Beddard also ordered Evans to sign on the sex offenders register for seven years.

In addition to Evans, a 58-year-old man who down loaded more than 7,000 images of child pornography has been jailed for 18 months.

Unemployed, Barry Heath of Linton Place, Haverhill was investigated after his wife saw some of the images and contacted the police, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Heath admitted 16 specimen charges of making indecent photos of children and one offence of possessing an indecent photograph of a child. In addition to jailing him for 18 months, judge Nicholas Beddard ordered an extended licence period of three years, ordered him to sign on the sex offenders register for ten years and disqualified him with working with children.

Robert Sadd, prosecuting said of the 7,670 images found on Heath's computer, 2,960 were level one, 1,655 were level two, 1,953 were level three, 2,716 were level four and 144 were level five, with level five being the most serious.