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To his family and friends, devious Damian Peters appeared to have put his pervert past behind him.
The 39-year-old self-employed surveyor had rebuilt his life after a conviction six years ago for downloading sick sex images of children.
But when his wife checked their computer she discovered her two-faced partner had secretly continued his “infatuation with disturbing imagery”.
“You were given a chance in 2007 but now I think your fall from grace is complete. Any vestiges of respect you may have gained from others I suspect has now dissipated" - Judge Simon James
He praised Peters’ wife for her courage in giving evidence at the trial “such was her disgust at what she had discovered on her computer”.
He continued: “Instead of resulting in shame and contrition on your part, you sought to portray (your wife) as a vindictive liar. The jury saw through that and the only liar was yourself.
“You were given a chance in 2007 but now I think your fall from grace is complete. Any vestiges of respect you may have gained from others I suspect has now dissipated.
“You tried to minimise your offending to your wife, yet even after your arrest for these offences, you started another relationship with the mother of a young girl without informing her of your past or these proceedings.”
Peters, who had denied the downloading 180 images up to Level 5, was ordered to remain on the Sex Offender’s Register for life and given a new SOPO preventing him from accessing the Internet without the police being able to check what he had been viewing.
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