Ipswich: Fuchsia Lane pervert jailed over child porn for third time

IPSWICH: A pervert who previously confessed to needing help is back behind bars today after committing his third child pornography offence in five years.

Rhys Goodwin, of Fuchsia Lane, Ipswich, was still on licence after serving part of a three-year jail term when he committed his latest crimes.

The 29-year-old was recalled to prison after being arrested in Ipswich in June last year.

Now, after admitting 20 offences linked to child porn and breaching a sexual prevention order, Goodwin has been imprisoned for 13 months by Ipswich Crown Court.

The paedophile had previously pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to possessing 230 child abuse images, which he had in his possession on June 5 last year.


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He also admitted 16 offences of making an indecent photograph or pseudo photograph of a child on, or before, the same date.

The images were found on a camera phone.

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Goodwin also pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO).

This was because he had used the internet for purposes other than work, study, or seeking employment.

It was also because he possessed photographs of children without their parents or guardians’ permission, and because he had a “storage media capable of storing or viewing any image”.

The SOPO was made at Norwich Crown Court in October 2008 after he received the three-year jail sentence.

On that occasion police found 3,260 child porn images in Goodwin’s possession. In addition they also found another indecent image of a ten-year-old boy on Goodwin’s mobile phone.

The boy was traced and Goodwin was also convicted of sexually assaulting him.

At the time Norwich Crown Court heard that when Goodwin was arrested he told them he needed help for his problem.

He was already on the Sex Offenders’ Register when he was caught by officers after a routine check following his first conviction.

Goodwin, formerly of Northfields, Norwich, had been jailed for 15 months in 2005 for possessing child pornography.

At the time of his sentencing in 2008 John Farmer, who was representing Goodwin, also said his client realised he had a problem and wanted help to address it.

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