South East Wales

Abuse images school caretaker Michael Pendry walks free

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Image caption The judge told Pendry he was 'taking a risk' with him

A primary school caretaker who admitted collecting more than 600 indecent images of children has walked free from court.

Michael Pendry, 55, had 658 "filthy images" of children in his cottage in the grounds of Radnor Primary School, Cardiff.

He was caught after sharing the images online with other paedophiles for "sexual gratification".

Judge Huw Rees at Cardiff Crown Court said: "I am taking a risk in you."

Pendry admitted three counts of possessing indecent photographs of children and one count of possessing extreme pornographic images involving animals.

He was given a three year community order to complete a sex offenders treatment programme.

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