Father jailed for downloading porn

A SUFFOLK father who down loaded pictures of adults having sex with children has today been jailed. Kevin Murray, 32, of Friars Court, Melton was jailed for six months after pleading guilty to two charges of making indecent photographs of a child under 16 and a similar charge of making a pseudo photograph of a child.

A SUFFOLK father who down loaded pictures of adults having sex with children has today been jailed.

Kevin Murray, 32, of Friars Court, Melton was jailed for six months after pleading guilty to two charges of making indecent photographs of a child under 16 and a similar charge of making a pseudo photograph of a child.

Lindsay Cox, prosecuting at Ipswich Crown Court, said Murray had pleaded guilty in July 2002 to committing another sexual offence and was subject to routine police visits as part of the condition of the sex offenders register.

It was during one of these visits last January, that police asked to examine Murray's computer.


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Police discovered 11 indecent images, two at level two, three at level three and six at level four had been downloaded from the internet.

Level one is least serious while level four includes pictures of full sex between adults and children.

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Murray initially denied downloading the child pornography and said it was accidentally downloaded along with music files.

The court heard that Murray had been married for ten years to a supportive wife who tried to help him with sexual problems he realised he had.

Murray helped to care for the children from his wife's previous relationship and they had two daughters of their own.

Murray sought counselling, turned himself in to the police last July and tried to come to terms with how his childhood experiences affected his adult behaviour. However, when his wife heard about the child porn charges she refused Murray access to their children.

Judge John Holt, heard that Murray had been receiving weekly psychosexual therapy and was aware of his problems unlike many other sex offenders. He also only had eleven images on computer whereas most court cases, usually involve hundreds to thousands of pictures.

Judge Holt sentenced Murray to prison saying he would serve three months behind bars but the other three months remaining on licence would be extended to four years to ensure that Murray finished his sex offenders treatment on release from prison.

He was also ordered to sign and remain on the sex offender register for seven years.

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