Derbyshire man jailed for passing on indecent images of children for the second time

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A Derbyshire pervert got two years jail for passing on child porn photos - just as he did for an identical offence in 2007.

Glyn Roberts, 52, defied a court order which banned him using the internet at home, a court heard on Monday.

He was caught by police after using a phone to download images from the internet and exchanging some, said Kevin Jones, prosecuting.

He co-operated with officers who found 260 images in the most serious category, said Kevin Jones, prosecuting. Movies were also discovered.

Warehouse worker Roberts of Beech Avenue, Alfreton, pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing images. He also admitted breach of an order barring use of the internet away from work.

Recorder Helen Malcolm QC told him: “The most serious and significant is you distributed it to other people. It seems that with making, possessing and distributing I am constrained to send you back to prison.

“You had a Sexual Offences Prevention Order before, began again and continued for a couple of years with precisely the same behaviour,” she said at Nottingham Crown Court. She urged Roberts to get help in tackling the problem.

The recorder heard that Roberts was in court in February 2007 for 17 offences of having indecent images and distributing them. The prison sentence was two years.

James Horne, mitigating, said Roberts had been extremely helpful to police and told the court: “He went over and above the information the officers had available at the time they were asking questions.

“He tried to identify other people he had been in contact with.”

Because his initial prison term was under three years, Roberts could not be enrolled for a course which helps offenders avoid committing child porn offences.

But he had asked to be allowed to undergo the rehabilitation and had been able take part in the opening section of the work. He lived with his sister and had been hit hard by her death, which left him feeling lonely.

Mr Horne urged the recorder to put Roberts on a three-year programme run by probation officers, rather than send him back to prison. It would be “no soft option.”

He told the court: “In the long run, it will be for the benefit of society to address the issues of his offending behaviour.”

Roberts had written a letter outlining his “regret, remorse and shame,” added Mr Horne. All the porn and equipment must be destroyed.