Thursday, July 10, 2014

Colwyn Bay - Man with 23,000 child abuse pictures spared jail

Former Old Colwyn man with 23,000 child abuse pictures spared jail

Published date: 10 July 2014 | 
Published by: Staff reporter
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A 55-year-old man accused of having 23,200 child porn images and 477 indecent videos was spared jail. 

Caernarfon crown court heard that police during a search of his former Old Colwyn home found more than 420,000 other images which weren't categorised when they examined Harold Mosely's computer equipment. 

"There was such a volume they stopped counting," prosecutor Richard Edwards said. 

Mosley, of Outram Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, received a three-year community order. Judge Peter Heywood told him: "It's not a light sentence, it's demanding." 

Judge Heywood ordered him to attend an internet sex offenders' treatment programme and banned him for three years from unsupervised contact with children without approval from his supervising probation officer, unless it was inadvertent. 

Mosely also has to register as a sex offender for five years, a sex offenders' prevention order was made for the same period, and he has to pay £80 costs. 

The judge said he was following the recommendation of a pre-sentence report. "If I were to pass the appropriate sentence I suspect I would be passing a sentence in the region of 18 to 21 months at most," he told Mosely. "That would mean you spent less than twelve months in custody and there would be no provision to address your offending behaviour." 

Mosely admitted 16 counts of making and possessing child porn and having extreme porn after police searched his then home at Old Colwyn in January last year. 

He told officers: "If you are going to arrest me do it now before my wife wakes up." 

The prosecutor said: "When the defendant was interviewed he made full admissions. 

“He said he had been downloading the images for six to twelve months. He didn't know why but he had been stupid." 

Mosely claimed he looked mainly at children aged 12 to 14.

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