Man admits downloading child pornography

EMBARRASSMENT was the result as a former RAF sergeant was sentenced for downloading child pornography. Suffolk man David Davies, 53, pleaded guilty to 14 offences of possessing indecent images of children.

EMBARRASSMENT was the result as a former RAF sergeant was sentenced for downloading child pornography.

Suffolk man David Davies, 53, pleaded guilty to 14 offences of possessing indecent images of children.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Davies' offences came to light after he handed his home computer over for repairs.

The indecent images were discovered on the hard drive and the police were alerted.

Davies, who was said to have had an "exemplary" 25 years in the RAF admitted possessing 70 sheets of A4 paper containing indecent images, to downloading 2,000 images of young boys and to deleting a further 2,000 images of young boys.

Davies, of Spruce Drive, Brandon admitted that he had paid to view many of the images.

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The court heard that Davies, who is of previous good character, was "shocked" at the amount of pornography that he had collected and "embarrassed" by his activities.

After hearing that Davies, a TNT delivery driver, did not have the "inclinations of a classic paedophile" and was not a risk to the public, Judge John Devaux sentenced him to a three year community rehabilitation order.

He also told him to take part in the sex offenders treatment programme, sign the sex offenders register for five years and pay £250 towards court costs.

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