November 2005

Man sentenced for indecent images


A nursery manager who had indecent images of children has been given a three year community order.

Brian Griffiths, of Burton Latimer, Northants, previously admitted one charge of possessing indecent images of children and 19 of making them.

The images were found when the 55-year-old took his computer for repair and the police were contacted.

At Northampton Crown Court on Friday, Griffiths was told he had to attend a sex offenders’ treatment programme.

The images – which had been deleted but were recovered by computer specialists – were stored across the machine’s hard drive, floppy disks and zip disks. 

The images were discovered when he took his computer to be repaired. 

Pearl Willis, prosecuting, told the court in an earlier hearing that some of the images depicted serious sexual offences against children.

The father-of-two previously co-owned nurseries in Burton Latimer and Barton Seagrave but has sold one and is in the process of selling the other. 

The head of Northamptonshire Police’s high-tech crime unit, Det Sgt Damian Walton, said: “I am pleased justice has been done. 

“Countless young children are being abused where there is a demand for these images. If anyone has information relating to this type of offence, I urge them to report it to the police.”