Pervert had stash of child and animal porn

A man found in possession of child and animal porn has been given a community punishment.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 10:28 am

Simon Nuttall, 51, of Green Lane in Leigh, appeared before a Bolton judge having already admitted having 20 extreme pornographic images - 19 of which featured dogs – and an indecent image of a child.

The hearing was told police had received intelligence that he may have been communicating with a child. In May 2018, officers seized a tablet and a phone which when examined found the banned images. There were no charges from the original allegation.

Nuttall was given an 18-month community order which includes carrying out 100 hours’ unpaid work and 20 days of rehab activities. He was also made the subject of a five-year sexual harm prevention order and must sign on the sex offenders’ register for the same period.

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He must also pay £340 in costs and forfeit a mobile phone for destruction.

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