Man given three-year community order after being caught with more than 150 indecent images of children
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An Ipswich man caught with more than 150 indecent images of children on his computer has been given a three-year community order.
Victor Goddard, of Atherton Road, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to making indecent images of a child.
The 59-year-old was arrested after police went to his home in June last year while acting on information they had received.
A trawl of his computer equipment recovered a total of 153 images.
Although were 107 of the images were categorised at Level C, the least serious grading of such images, there were 19 at Level A, the most serious.
The remaining 27 images were categorised as Level B.
Goddard had pleaded guilty in December at a hearing before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.
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The case was then committed to crown court for sentencing.
As a condition of his community order Goddard was told he would be under a supervision requirement for three years.
He must also undertake an internet sex offender programme.
Goddard was made subject to the restrictions under the Sex Offences Act for five years which includes signing the sex offenders’ register.
In addition he was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for 10 years.