Town man admits 10 child porn charges

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A Newmarket man who admitted ten child pornography charges has been spared a jail term.

Thirty-one-year-old Dylan Dior, of Noel Murless Drive, told police where to find the indecent images when officers arrived at his door with a search warrant .

On Friday, Ipswich Crown Court heard that while just 16 actual indecent photos of children and one movie were uncovered, more than 4,000 computer-generated drawings were also found.

Dior pleaded guilty to eight offences of making indecent images of children, one of possession of indecent images of children and one of distributing images.

Prosecuting, Christopher Youell said Dior had made full admissions from the outset and without him volunteering that he had sent images to someone he met through an online chat site, the offence of distribution would not have been uncovered.

When interviewed, Dior told police that he had suffered abuse on a single occasion when he was a child and having the images made him feel “safe and warm”, Mr Youell told the court.

Dior claimed he did not have the images for sexual purposes.

Mitigating, Steven Dyble said Dior, who had no previous convictions, was immature and had suffered from considerable health-related problems in his earlier life, leading to a stroke which had left him physically disabled, suffering from epilepsy and depression.

Since his arrest in March, he said Dior had not used the internet.

Sentencing him to eight months’ imprisonment suspended for two years, Judge John Devaux said he considered Dior to be at low risk of re-offending.

Dior was also ordered to remain under probation service supervision for 24 months and to participate in the internet sex offenders’ treatment programme.

Judge Devaux, who ordered the confiscation of Dior’s computer and two storage devices, further ordered he be placed on the Sexual 
Offences Register for 10 years.