Felixstowe man awaits sentence over child porn images and videos

Man awaits sentencing for child porn

Man awaits sentencing for child porn - Credit: PA

A Felixstowe man is awaiting sentence after admitting having nearly 2,000 indecent images of children and more than 10 videos featuring youngsters.

Adam Haseman, of Langer Road, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to two charges of making indecent photographs of a child.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said the 42-year-old was arrested as a result of a trans-Atlantic law-enforcement operation which obtained the IP address for one of Haseman’s computers.

The court heard the authorities received information on April 2 last year and confirmed an address had been used to download photos of children.

The registered address initially led to Haseman’s stepfather and a search warrant was executed at his home on June 10 last year.

However, his stepfather told police Haseman had set up his computer and they also shared computers.

Officers went to Haseman’s flat and he was arrested.

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There was no suggestion that Haseman’s stepfather had known about what was on the two Acer laptops.

When the computers were accessed police found four videos and 99 images at Category A – the most serious level of child pornography.

They also discovered two videos and 147 images at Category B, and six videos and 1,458 images at Category C.

Mrs Harper said on December 15 Haseman spoke to officers and told them he would make a confession.

He had lent a laptop to his stepfather despite downloading the images found.

Haseman told police he wanted to get things off his chest.

But magistrates were told when he was interviewed by police Haseman had a solicitor with him and said he would make no comment.

The court was told Haseman has learning difficulties and has no previous convictions.

Sentencing was adjourned until June 15 to give the opportunity for a pre-sentence report to be compiled.

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