January 2016

Convicted paedophile caught with over 30,000 indecent images of children

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A paedophile who kept more than 30,000 indecent images of children on his computer has been jailed.

Graham Phillips threw his laptop out the window as police raided his home in Darwin Close, Medbourne in November last year.

Later when officers found it, they discovered thousands of photographs of youngsters as young as six months old.

On December 5, the 56-year-old pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court to making indecent photographs of children and two counts of breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

He was last week sentenced at the same court to three years and three months’ imprisonment for the indecent images offence and six months’ imprisonment for the breach of SOPO, to run consecutively

March 2010

Border check reveals a stash of child abuse images

A MAN has been jailed after pleading guilty to 37 charges of possessing and importing indecent images of children.

Graham Benjamin Phillips, of Railway Terrace, Kings Langley, had been stopped by UK Border Agency officers at Dover’s Eastern Docks on June 26 last year.

When questioned he said he was an accountant who had been to Lille for four days to get away from the stresses of work.

Officers searched the vehicle he was driving and found a laptop, two mobile phones and memory sticks and cards.

When asked to unlock the laptop, 52-year-old Phillips refused, saying it contained confidential work material.

The laptop was later found to contain a large number of indecent images of children up to level five on the COPINE scale.

The rating system is used to rate the severity of pornographic pictures of children – five denotes the most serious type of material

On September 8 the UK Border Agency and Herts police officers carried out an arrest enquiry at an address in Kings Langley.

Phillips was not at the address and was subsequently listed as a wanted man, and there was an appeal to trace him on the Crimewatch TV programme.

Officers received information on his wherabouts and arrested Phillips at a football match on November 5. He was subsequently charged with a total of 37 offences.

Det Insp Marcus Bromley said: “People who commit these crimes have no place in our society and this should serve as a warning that we will do all we can to arrest them and bring them before the courts.”

Phillips was sentenced for two years for the importation of obscene materials and two years for the possession of the material at his home, to run concurrently. He was also jailed for a further eight months for breaching his sex offender conditions.