Norfolk man spared jail after downloading indecent images of children

Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd.

Norwich Crown Court. Picture Adrian Judd.

A man from Swanton Morley has been given a six month prison sentence, suspended for a year, for downloading indecent images of children.

Kyle Jex, 20, of Middleton Avenue, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday after being convicted of three counts of making an indecent image of a child.

Mr Jex denied the offences but was found guilty by a jury on February 8 after a four day trial. The charges relate to offences committed between January 2016 and March 2017.

Officers from the Safeguarding Children Online Team (SCOLT) used a warrant to search Mr Jex's home address on January 12, 2017 and they seized a number of electronic devices, including a laptop with 258 indecent images.

Detective Sergeant Dave McCormack, from the SCOLT, said: 'The defendant in this case has attempted to evade conviction by raising a story suggesting it was the computer automatically saving the images to his computer.

'He clearly has a sexual interest in children and the conviction and sentence is testament to the ability of police forces to disprove complicated defences in these cases.'

Mr Jex was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.