November 2019

Langford pervert jailed for having over 160,000 indecent images of children on his computer

A Langford man has been sentenced to two years and four months behind bars for possessing more than 160,000 indecent images of children.

David Lodge, 48, of Flexmore Way, was sentenced on Friday, November 8, after being found guilty, following a five-day trial at Luton Crown Court.

Bedfordshire Police was made aware that someone at the address had been accessing indecent images of children on the internet.

Officers attended Mr Lodge’s home address on April 18, 2018, and seized several pieces of IT equipment during the search.

Officers examined the devices, which were forensically linked to Lodge, and found thousands of indecent images of children across three devices.

The images and videos included 32 hours of video footage of child abuse material.

During cross examination, the forensic examiner said that he had never encountered such a large amount of illegal files over so few devices before.

The indecent files had been downloaded from the internet over a long period of time.

Throughout the police investigation Lodge protested his innocence and pleaded not guilty to the charges of making indecent images of children.

Lodge will be on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and was handed a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.