Jailed in Suffolk: ‘Vile’ music tutor among those sent to prison
PUBLISHED: 06:00 23 August 2020 | UPDATED: 06:36 23 August 2020
A music tutor jailed for sexually abusing schoolboys is among those to be handed prison sentences in Suffolk this week.
David Brown was jailed for 11 years and one month, with an extended licence period of three years, for a string of sex offences against boys as young as seven at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday.
The 40-year-old was described as a “vile excuse for a man” by a victim’s mother and assessed as presenting a significant risk of causing serious harm by further offending.
Brown, formerly of Duke Street, Hintlesham, near Ipswich, had already admitted 20 offences against nine boys, including six counts of sexually assaulting three boys under 13, four of recording the abuse, six of voyeurism, three of making indecent photographs and one of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
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Judge David Pugh said Brown, more recently of Elthorne Park, Clacton-on-sea, “acted as a predator” by deliberately grooming boys in order to abuse them for sexual gratification.
Police uncovered 1,831 indecent images and movies of children on Brown’s laptop, including a video and images of him sexually abusing three boys and footage from secret cameras installed in toilets used by other boys.
Brown will have to go before the parole board before being considered for release from jail, and once free, must sign the sex offenders’ register and be subject to a sexual harm prevention order indefinitely
Man caught by police after foot chase
A ‘prolific’ burglar was jailed on Monday for more than three years after being found in possession of Class A drugs in Ipswich.
Arthur Edwards, 50, was convicted and jailed for 40 months after appearing before Ipswich Crown Court having previously pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin.
Edwards, of Bramford Lane, was arrested around 7pm on Saturday, July 18, after fleeing from officers who had spotted him engaging with suspected drug users in Orford Street.
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He was apprehended following a foot chase, where officers found white and brown substances inside a shoulder bag, while he was also in possession of more than £1000 in cash in his wallet, trouser pockets and inside the bag.
A later search at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre found a further two wraps of suspected Class A drugs inside one of his socks, while a search of his home found further suspected heroin and crack cocaine in addition to weighing scales, and around £2,000 in cash hidden under his carpet.
Detective inspector Craig Powell, of Ipswich CID, said: “Edwards has an extensive history of offending and has been a prolific burglar preying on victims so to see him behind bars is of great satisfaction.”
Dealer who hid drugs ‘between buttocks’ is jailed
A drug dealer who was caught with 43 wraps of crack cocaine “between his buttocks” has been jailed for more than three years.
After police received information about drug dealing in the area, Errol Allen, 58, was seen by an officer on Bramford Road, Ipswich, around 11.45am on July 24, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
The officer positioned himself so he couldn’t be seen and watched as Allen approached a bus shelter containing a number of people and took something out of his mouth, Lori Tucker, prosecuting, said.
The bus shelter was described as a “hive of activity” by the officer and Allen was seen to hand over items.
He was then arrested, taken to the police station and strip searched, the court heard.
“During the strip search, officers recovered a package from between his buttocks,” Ms Tucker said.
It was found to contain 43 wraps of crack cocaine, the court heard.
Judge Emma Peters jailed Allen for a total of 40 months.
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