October 2018

Dental nurse banned from profession

A dental nurse has been thrown out of the profession after he spent four years downloading child sexual abuse images

Andrew Edward Maycock was jailed for two years and placed on the sexual offender’s register for ten after police found the disturbing images on his laptop.

He must also inform the police if he buys any device that can access the internet, and is banned from deleting his internet history, a judge at Stafford Crown Court ruled.


On 9 March 2017 a police officer attended Mr Maycock’s address and arrested him for possessing and making indecent images of children.

As a result of his arrest a search was undertaken of Maycock’s premises and a number of items were seized for full forensic examination.

Maycock was interviewed under caution on the same date.

Both Maycock’s computer and his mobile phone were found to contain indecent images of children, including 33 Category A images, 30 Category B images and 56 Category C images.

It also showed that Mr Maycock distributed 3 Category A images, 1 category B image and 2 Category C images to other people via the internet.

On 4 September 2017 Maycock appeared at the Crown Court at Stafford where he entered guilty pleas to all six counts on the indictment.

The matters were adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be provided by the Probation Service.

On 6 October 2017 Mr Maycock was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, to required to sign onto the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

He was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

As a requirement of his suspended sentence Mr Maycock was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work.

As a requirement of the SHPO Mr Maycock is prohibited from: 1. using any device capable of accessing the internet unless i. he notifies the monitoring police officer within 3 days of its acquisition

ii. it has the capacity to retain and display the history of internet use, and iii. he makes the device available on request for inspection by the monitoring police officer or monitoring officer

2. Deleting any usage or search history on any internet-enabled device used or controlled by him at any time

3. Installing any anti-forensic software on any device capable of accessing the internet

4. Using the internet or social media to communicate with any person under the age of 16

5. Possessing any device capable of storing digital images unless he makes it available on request for inspection by a monitoring police officer or monitoring officer

6. Having any unsupervised contact or communication of any kind with any female or male child under the age of 16 other than i. Such as inadvertent and not reasonably avoidable in the course of lawful daily life, or

ii. With the prior consent of the child’s parent or guardian (who has knowledge of his convictions) and with the express prior approval of Social Services for the area.

Mr Maycock submitted written submissions, which included the following statements: I do not condone my actions and take full responsibility for them.

As mentioned previously I have been given a second chance by the courts and I guess part of my punishment was having to give up my previous careers. I really do miss them but I understand I have to ‘pay’ for my crime and this is part of it.