February 2019

‘Calculated, manipulative and devious’ Luton pervert jailed 12 months for downloading 13,800 images of children

A 52-year-old man from Luton has been jailed for 12 months after downloading thousands of indecent images of children.

Marc Watts, of Marsom Grove, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday,February 22, for three counts of making indecent images, or pseudo images, of children and one count of possessing prohibited images of children

He will also be the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) after his release.

A search warrant was carried out at Watts’ home in the early hours of April 12, 2016, after police were informed that someone at that address was accessing indecent images of children via the internet.

Watts was arrested after officers seized two laptops and three USB sticks containing more than 13,800 images and videos, ranging from the more serious category A to category C, including six prohibited images.

Jailing him for 12 months, Judge Barbara Mensah described Watts as “calculated, manipulative and devious”.