Per­vert’s sick im­ages

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A PAE­DOPHILE from Run­corn was given a sus­pended sen­tence for mak­ing and dis­tribut­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren.

Gor­don McKie, of Comwy Court, Run­corn, was first in­ves­ti­gated by po­lice in May 2016, when his com­puter was seized.

In June 2017, he was given a sus­pended sen­tence for of­fences in­clud­ing cat­e­gory A in­de­cent im­ages – the most se­ri­ous – and dis­tri­bu­tion of in­de­cent im­ages.

How­ever, within four weeks of po­lice seiz­ing his com­puter in May 2016, he pur­chased an­other com­puter.

On this com­puter, 10 cat­e­gory C im­ages were found – the least se­ri­ous – and one im­age had been dis­trib­uted.

He had bought the ● com­puter, made and dis­trib­uted the im­ages while on bail for the of­fences he was sen­tenced for in 2017.

In Fe­bru­ary this year, po­lice seized his new com­puter, and found the im­ages.

They were ini­tially not con­sid­ered in­de­cent, but then it was de­cided that they fell into cat­e­gory C.

Judge Cle­ment Gold­stone QC, sen­tenc­ing at Liver­pool Crown Court on Fri­day, June 22, said that the ag­gra­vat­ing fea­tures were that the im­ages were dis­trib­uted, and the of­fence was com­mit­ted while on con­di­tional bail for his pre­vi­ous of­fence.

Judge Gold­stone said that a mit­i­gat­ing fac­tor for wheel­chair-bound McKie was his sad state of health, but warned him that should he re-of­fend this would not save him from prison.

He handed McKie a seven-month prison sen­tence, sus­pended for two years, and a 30 day re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ac­tiv­ity or­der.

McKie al­ready has to sign on to the sex­of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for 10 years af­ter he was sen­tenced last year.

Liver­pool Crown Court

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