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James Fuller, 65, of Sir John Fogge Avenue in Ashford jailed for child abuse images

A sex offender who previously received treatment for his sick addiction to depictions of child abuse has been jailed.

Police raided the former home of James Fuller, 65, in Sir John Fogge Avenue in Ashford in February this year, where officers found over 500 indecent images and 278 videos on his computer.

He was today sentenced to two years and eight months in prison, at Canterbury Crown Court.

James Fuller
James Fuller

Detectives from the Kent Police child exploitation investigation team and a specialist search team carried out a search of his property on February 6.

The operation followed intelligence reports that the known paedophile had been downloading indecent images of children, despite a long history of previous convictions for similar offences and being subject to a sex offender prevention order.

Fuller was charged with ten counts of making and possessing indecent images of children and one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

He was remanded in custody pending sentence after pleading guilty to all offences.

Sir John Fogge Avenue ahead - copyright Google
Sir John Fogge Avenue ahead - copyright Google

Detective Constable Jo Gordon from Kent Police said: "Fuller is clearly a danger to the public.

"Despite having already been convicted, he continued to seek out appalling images of child abuse for his own pleasure.

"By his own admission he is attracted to young children, preferring the videos to the still images.

"He demonstrates a complete lack of insight into the impact that child abuse has on the lives of the victims, and the on-going issues created by the knowledge that the evidence of their suffering is circulating amongst people like himself."

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