Extreme porn on computer

Crime story
Crime story

A MAN who downloaded indecent images of children for 10 years has been ordered to attend a stringent rehabilitation course.

When police raided Stephen Cawley’s home they seized his computer and when analysed it was found to contain 31 pornographic films of youngsters, including five in the most serious category, plus one extreme pornographic image.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that when officers arrived Cawley readily admitted having such images.

The 53-year-old said he had used emails to download the images and had been doing so for a decade. He had deleted them and had deletion software, said Ben Jones, prosecuting.

Cawley, of Manchester Road, Leigh, pleaded guilty to possessing 31 indecent images and an extreme pornographic image.

A judge imposed a three-year community order with attendance on the stringent Northumbria sex offenders programme.

He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years and a Sex Offences Prevention Order restricting internet use for seven years.

Defending, Andrew McInnes said that since his arrest Cawley, who has never been in trouble before, had taken steps to address his issues.

He has been married for 15 years and his wife is standing by him.