Carlisle octopus porn man given suspended jail sentence

Carlisle Crown Court
Image caption The judge at Carlisle Crown Court made Andrew Burgess subject to the terms of a sexual harm prevention order

A man caught with indecent images of children and pornography including a still featuring a woman and an octopus has been given a suspended jail term.

Andrew Burgess had more than 1,000 illegal images and videos on his laptop, Carlisle Crown Court was told.

One of the videos featured a woman and a dog, while almost 200 of the images were in the most serious category.

The 57-year-old of Ridley Road in the city told the court he was "deeply sorry" for what he had done.


Burgess, who admitted six offences, including three counts of making indecent photographs of children, was handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for a year.

The court was told that police visited his home in April 2014 and recovered material from his laptop and a memory stick.

The supermarket shelf stacker, was not represented by a lawyer in court, told Judge Barbara Forrester: "I am deeply sorry and ashamed for what I have done."

Burgess was also given a rehabilitation requirement and made subject to the terms of a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

He must sign the sex offenders register for the same period.

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