May 2019

Man who downloaded indecent images sentenced

A man who downloaded more than 150 indecent images of children has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a decade.

Mariusz Sobieski, 33, was identified after a warrant was executed at his house in August 2017.

Officers searched his home in Eyrescroft, Bretton, Peterborough, where they found a laptop and a USB stick containing indecent images of children.

In total there were 176 indecent images, which included 156 category C images, nine category B images and 11 category A images – the most severe.

Sobieski was arrested and charged with three counts of making indecent images of children and one count of distributing indecent images.

He admitted the offences at the first opportunity and was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (1 May).

Sobieski was handed eight months in prison, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years and put on the Sex Offenders Register for the same time period.