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Man jailed after being caught with more than 200 indecent images of children as young as five

PUBLISHED: 14:55 07 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:23 07 May 2019

David Cattermole, 43,  of London Road South admitted to two offences of making indecent images of children. Picture: Contributed by Suffolk Constabulary

David Cattermole, 43, of London Road South admitted to two offences of making indecent images of children. Picture: Contributed by Suffolk Constabulary

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A man has been jailed for 24 months after more than 200 indecent images of children were found on his computer and a stun gun was discovered at his home.

David Cattermole, from London Road South, in Lowestoft, admitted to two offences of making indecent images of children at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, May 2.

The 43-year-old also pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon after a stun gun was found at his property following a search warrant.

In February 2017, police officers seized a large amount of computer devices from his home.

After they were examined, more than 200 images of children were found on the devices.

According to police, some of the images contained girls as young as five years old.

As well as the two year prison sentence, he was handed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

Public Protection Officer PC Claire Bodmer, said: “Cattermole had an addiction to viewing very distressing images of children.

“Internet crimes such as these are far from victimless and every image depicts the very real abuse a young child has suffered.

“We will do everything within our power to protect victims who are subjected to these potentially life changing acts of indecency purely for the gratification of others,” she said.

Prosecution told the court that Cattermole has previous convictions for sexual offences in 2001 and 2013.

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