Cumbria

Man borrowed computer to get 1,000 child abuse pictures

Carlisle Crown Court
Image caption Carlisle Crown Court was told Bawn was prohibited from using any computer equipment not fitted with police monitoring software

A man banned from using computers borrowed a device to download 1,000 indecent images of children.

William Bawn was found with almost 100 category A images - the most serious - when police seized the device in October.

The 21-year-old admitted six charges, including three counts of making indecent images of children.

The judge at Carlisle Crown Court sentenced him to a 20-month jail term, suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to complete a rehabilitation requirement and made subject to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

Bawn, of Main Street, Frizington in Cumbria, was prohibited from using any computer equipment not fitted with police monitoring software after a similar conviction in 2014.

The latest offence came to light when a woman complained he had borrowed her computer but refused to give it back.

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