A paedophile has claimed he couldn’t have a look at a whole lot of indecent photos of kids as a result of he’s blind.
Colin Boon, 61, was interviewed after officers seized 26 units from his flat, containing vile photos and movies of kids, some as younger as 12 months.
Evaluation by digital forensic consultants prompt Boon started saving the pictures in 2006.
He was quizzed by detectives however declined to reply questions, and a defence assertion was ready by attorneys forward of his trial.
‘He presents no clarification how the indecent photos got here to be on his numerous media units,’ prosecutor Stephen Dent informed Swindon Crown Courtroom.
‘He speculates about a pc virus however he claims by no means to have checked out or watched any of the indecent photos as a result of he was blind.’
Boon pleaded responsible in February to possession of indecent photos of kids and excessive pornography.
He informed the choose he was coming into the responsible pleas ‘on the recommendation of counsel’.
The courtroom heard the paedophile hunter group Innocence Venture live-streamed a residents’ arrest at Boon’s outdated residence in Salisbury in 2018.
Posing as an underage girl, the group spent eight days exchanging messages with Boon on-line.
Boon claimed he knew the ‘girl’ was a decoy account, however the incident introduced him to the eye of police, who later discovered the sickening assortment on quite a few units at his flat.
He was charged with possession of 125 photos and movies in essentially the most excessive class A, 81 in class B, 191 in class C, and 77 excessive pornographic photos and movies exhibiting girls having intercourse with animals.
Charley Pattison, defending, mentioned her shopper had been compelled to maneuver residence on account of the publicity, and his daughter had severed ties with him.
Decide Peter Crabtree sentenced Boon to 18 months in jail, suspended for 2 years, after listening to he was awaiting an operation to have a pacemaker fitted.
He informed him: ‘Anybody who downloads indecent photos or youngsters is fuelling an abhorrent business, which entails the bodily and psychological abuse of younger youngsters usually with lifelong penalties.
‘That’s the reason this type of offending is severe.’
Decide Crabtree ordered Boon to finish 40 rehabilitation days, register as a intercourse offender, and adjust to a sexual hurt prevention order for 10 years.
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