Prison for porn man

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your - By STEPHEN BRIGGS

A PER­VERTED plumber who was caught by po­lice with more than 2,000 porno­graphic im­ages of chil­dren and an­i­mals has been jailed by a city judge.

Shamed Daniel Gil­bert (29) of John Bird Walk, Farcet, Peter­bor­ough, was jailed for 12 months at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court yes­ter­day af­ter plead­ing guilty to two counts of mak­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren, two counts of pos­ses­sion of in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren and four counts of pos­ses­sion of ex­treme porno­graphic im­ages at a pre­vi­ous hear­ing.

The im­ages re­lated to teenage girls aged un­der 16, as well as an­i­mals in­clud­ing dogs, cows, horses and a mack­erel.

Judge Neil McKit­trick said the self-em­ployed plumber was “per­verted in his at­ti­tude to hu­man life, an­i­mal life and nor­mal sex­ual at­ti­tudes.”

Craig McDougall, pros­e­cut­ing, told the court that Gil­bert ad­mit­ted view­ing such im­ages for five years be­fore de­tec­tives started mon­i­tor­ing his in­ter­net use in Novem­ber 2008.

In June last year, a war­rant was ex­e­cuted at his house. Gil­bert di­rected of­fi­cers to his lap-top. Mr McDougall said: “He said that he had no other in­volve­ment with chil­dren and had never ap­proached them.”

The court heard he had 1,399 ex­treme porno­graphic im­ages - of an­i­mals and hu­mans. He also had 732 pho­to­graphs and movies of chil­dren at level one on the copine scale , 16 at level two, 43 at level three and 97 at level four - the sec­ond high­est level.

De­fend­ing, John Kirk­patrick told the court that Gil­bert had un­der­taken coun­selling, adding: “He did not recog­nise he was harm­ing chil­dren. “He is mo­ti­vated to do what ever is nec­es­sary to make sure he does not look at these im­ages again.”

Sen­tenc­ing, Judge McKit­trick told Gil­bert: “It does not mat­ter where the abuse took place. All it means is that some­where in the world chil­dren are be­ing mal­treated, hu­mil­i­ated and abused to give grat­i­fi­ca­tion to peo­ple like you.

“I view this as a bad case of its type.”

As well as be­ing jailed, Gil­bert was or­dered to sign the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for 10 years and was banned from hav­ing un­su­per­vised con­tact with chil­dren for an in­def­i­nite pe­riod. The com­puter was or­dered to be de­stroyed.

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