Engineer jailed for child pornography

A CIVIL engineer who downloaded 31 images of child pornography on his computer has been jailed for four months. Sentencing 37 year-old Danny Dunn, Judge Peter Thompson said 22 of the images were categorised at level four on a scale of one to five, with level five being the most serious.

A CIVIL engineer who downloaded 31 images of child pornography on his computer has been jailed for four months.

Sentencing 37 year-old Danny Dunn, Judge Peter Thompson said 22 of the images were categorised at level four on a scale of one to five, with level five being the most serious.

He said: "They are appalling, abusive images of children being engaged in penetrative sex. Some of them are very young indeed."

He said that in one of the images it appeared that the child was in pain.


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In addition to jailing Dunn, Judge Thompson ordered him to sign on the sex offenders register indefinitely, banned him from working with children and ordered the forfeiture of his computer and the discs containing the images.

Dunn, of Tally Ho, Stratford St Mary, admitted one offence of downloading 31 images of child pornography.

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Robert Sadd, prosecuting at Ipswich Crown Court, said Dunn had downloaded five images of level one, four at level three and 22 at level four.

Steven Dyble, for Dunn, said his client had no previous convictions and was highly regarded at work and in his local community.

"Inevitably as a result of the publicity that is going to follow he will suffer in his community a great deal of shame," said Mr Dyble.

He said the shame and remorse felt by Dunn were genuine sentiments. He said the images were downloaded in 1999 and hadn't been looked at since 2001.

He said Dunn was not interested in child pornography and had downloaded the images because he intended to report them to the police. However, he had not done this. He said Dunn believed he had destroyed the images and was surprised when the police found them.

He said he made no secret of the fact that he was interested in adult pornography and 1,300 hundred of these images were found on his computer as well as the child porn.

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