October 2019

Pervert avoids prison 

A man who was caught in possession of more than 5,000 indecent images of children has been given a sexual harm prevention order.

Martin Ward, 50, was linked to an Internet Portal (IP) address that was being used to upload indecent images of children to the internet.

Officers carried out a warrant at his home in Deerfield Road, March, on 7 July last year, where they seized a number of electronic devices.

Analysis of the devices revealed 5,288 indecent images and three videos. Of the images found, 3,445 were classed as category A – the most severe.

During a voluntary interview at March Police Station, Ward admitted to holding indecent images of children across multiple devices.

Yesterday (4 October) at Peterborough Crown Court, he was sentenced to ten months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and a given a sexual harm prevention order lasting ten years for making indecent photographs of children, possessing extreme pornographic images of an animal and possession of prohibited images of a child.