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Lowestoft man’s ten-month jail term for child porn offences

PUBLISHED: 16:08 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:08 18 March 2013

Ipswich Crown Court.

Ipswich Crown Court.

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A Lowestoft man who downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children almost a decade after appearing in court for similar offences has been jailed for ten months.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that David Cattermole was given a three-year community order in 2001 for five child pornographic offences and did not come to the attention of the police again until June last year when officers went to his home in Lowestoft and seized computer equipment.

The equipment was examined and on it was found, on a scale of one to five with level five being the most serious, 800 indecent images of children at level one, 100 images at level two, 200 images at level three, 262 images (including 100 movies) at level four and ten images at level five.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said the ages of the children ranged from two to three years old to teenagers.

After his arrest Cattermole told officers he was attracted to girls aged 12-14 and had come into possession of pornographic images of younger girls while looking for images of older children.

Cattermole, 39, of London Road South, Lowestoft, admitted four offences of downloading indecent images of children and was jailed for ten months.

He was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders’ register for ten years and made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order for ten years.

Andrew Thompson, for Cattermole, said there had been a ten-year gap between the latest offences and his client’s offending in 2001.


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