Dec 2007

Man had worst kind of child porn movie

A MAN who downloaded child porn videos and more than 500 images was ordered to attend a sex offenders programme.

James Bruce, 41, was caught out after police raided his home in Daltons Fen, Pitsea, and seized his computer last August.

When the computer was examined, officers discovered 511 indecent images of children, along with four movies.

Yesterday, at Basildon Crown Court Judge Christopher Mitchell told Bruce: “One of the items was a short movie of level five, which is the most serious level. There was another short movie of level two.

“The rest of the items found on your computer were all at level one.”

He was ordered to complete a three-year community order and sex offenders’ programme.

Unemployed Bruce, who was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders register for five years, pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images of children at an earlier hearing.

The court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the images.