A Canterbury man who admitted making indecent images of
children, has been given a community order and must undergo a sex
offender treatment programme.
Richard Love, 21, of Warwick Road, was arrested after indecent
images were found on a laptop he returned to Curry’s in July
The company contacted the police who examined another laptop bought
by Love and found more indecent images.
He appeared for sentence at Canterbury Crown Court having admitted
two offences of making indecent photographs of children and
was given a three year community order with a condition he attends
an internet sex offender treatment programme.
He must pay £150 costs and will be on the sex offender register and
under a sex offence prevention order for five years. He also banned
from working with children.
Roy Brown, prosecuting, said the images were eight video clips at
levels one to three and two stills at level one.
Love said he had been exploring the internet for adult pornograpy
and if child images were there, they had been downloaded
Philip Rowley, for Love, said he had accepted some very good
guidance and asked the court to accept recommendations in a
“His best mitigation is his age and the complete lack of
sophistication in these offences,” he said.
Sentencing Love, Judge Adele Williams said she wasn’t sending him
to prison because she believed he was misguided and could be helped
to put the matters behind him.
She described what Love did as 'disgusting’.
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