Wigan pervert with thousands of child abuse films is spared prison sentence as he's handed suspended jail term

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A Wigan 58-year-old, who made thousands of indecent images of children, has been given a suspended jail sentence.

John Willis, of Bolton Road, Aspull, stood before Wigan and Leigh justices to admit to a single charge of creating 9,664 category C (the least serious in legal terms) pictures of youngsters between November 24 2019 and June 3 2020.

He was given a four-month prison sentence but it was suspended for 12 months.

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He will be under supervision for 12 months during which time he must complete 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

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Wigan's courts of justice

Willis has also been made the subject of a seven-year sexual harm prevention order mainly restricting computer, internet and social media use, and he must sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register for the same amount of time.