August 2019

Whitworth man convicted of child sex offences

A Whitworth man has been convicted of making indecent photographs of a child.

Michael William Barker, 40, was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court on 24 July 2019, after being charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child.

Barker was sentenced to a total of 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He received concurrent sentences of 10 months, six months and four months for the three charges.

Barker must complete 200 hours’ unpaid work and 30 days of rehabilitation.

He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) made for 10 years.