July 2019

Man jailed for making and possessing indecent images

A man has been jailed for 16 months after being found in possession of indecent images.

Neil Owens, 54, of Peterborough Road, Whittlesey pleaded guilty to possession of extreme pornographic images, distributing indecent photographs of a child and three counts of making indecent images of a child.

At Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (12 July) he was sentenced to 16 months in prison, put on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.

Officers executed a warrant at Owens’ home in October 2017 after intelligence suggested he had been uploading Category A images to an internet chat room.

Owens’ phone was seized and officers from the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) found 59 images and videos. Of these, 11 were classed as category A – the most severe.