Two jailed after child porn find

TWO Suffolk fathers who admitted downloading images of child pornography are today beginning jail sentences. Father-of-two Anthony North, 34, of Fallowfield Court, Haverhill, and Jeremy Stoggles, 44, of Reynolds Walk, Bury St Edmunds both admitted 16 specimen charges of making indecent photographs of children when they appeared before magistrates last month.

TWO Suffolk fathers who admitted downloading images of child pornography are today beginning jail sentences.

Father-of-two Anthony North, 34, of Fallowfield Court, Haverhill, and Jeremy Stoggles, 44, of Reynolds Walk, Bury St Edmunds both admitted 16 specimen charges of making indecent photographs of children when they appeared before magistrates last month.

Both men were committed for sentence at Ipswich Crown Court where yesterday in separate cases North was jailed for four months and Stoggles was jailed for three months.

Both men were ordered to sign on the sex offenders register for seven years and had computer equipment confiscated.


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Robert Sadd, prosecuting, said North had downloaded and deleted a total of 40 images ranging from levels one to four in seriousness.

He said that when North obtained the images he would have been aware of what he was getting. Mr Sadd said that Stoggles had downloaded 58 images and while one of the photos was judged to be at level four the majority were at the less serious level one.

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Mr Sadd said the images were discovered on computer equipment at the men's homes during police raids.

Michael Stephenson, for North, said his client claimed to have been the victim of abuse as a child and had logged onto the site in an attempt to understand and come to terms with what had happened to him.

He said North had a software device which at a touch of a button downloaded the contents of a site. "There was no element of choice between levels. He was landed with whatever was thrown at him," said Mr Stephenson.

He said North had only accessed the site once. A number of character references were handed into the court.

Neil Griffin, for Stoggles, said his client had gained access to the website for two hours on one occasion four years ago. "This was a one off incident," he said.

"He had a curiosity which he will regret for a long time," said Mr Griffin. He said that his client had no previous convictions and he handed in a number of character references to the court.

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