Child-porn of­fi­cer due to be sen­tenced

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Earthquake: -

A dis­graced former po­lice in­spec­tor fac­ing prison for mak­ing and shar­ing child porn was due to find out his fate yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day).

In­spec­tor Ti­mothy Ry­ton, f ormerly of Folke­stone, has been on bail since Jan­uary and was sen­tenced at Lewes Crown Court in East Sus­sex.

The su­per­vi­sory of­fi­cer, who had 25 years’ ser­vice at Kent Po­lice, was sacked by the force ear­lier this month for gross mis­con­duct.

He pleaded guilty to nine charges of voyeurism and mak­ing and shar­ing videos and im­ages of chil­dren when he ap­peared at Crawley Mag­is­trates’ Court in March.

De t e c t i v e s from Greater Manchester Po­lice alerted Kent Po­lice about in­for­ma­tion they had re­ceived from an in­ves­ti­ga­tion fo­cus­ing on Stock­port.

Ry­ton, who worked in the con­trol room at Kent Po­lice HQ in Maid­stone, was ar­rested in Jan­uary and im­me­di­ately sus­pended pend­ing an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Det Supt John McDer­mott, who led the in­ves­ti­ga­tion for the Kent Po­lice pro­fes­sional stan­dards depart­ment, gave ex­am­ples of the kind of ma­te­rial Ry­ton had been shar­ing, which in­cluded sex­ual abuse of girls aged be­tween seven and 11.

He said footage deleted from Ry­ton’s phone and re­cov­ered by in­ves­ti­ga­tors was “ex­actly the same” as that posted on­line.

Ti­mothy Ry­ton

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