Cumbria

Man borrowed computer to get 1,000 child abuse pictures

  • 11 August 2016
  • From the section Cumbria
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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