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Yarmouth man admits indecent images

PUBLISHED: 11:28 13 June 2008 | UPDATED: 11:13 03 July 2010

Police swooped on a caravan at Cobholm, Yarmouth after a report that a computer was being used to manufacture bank notes, Norwich Crown Court heard yesterday.

Police swooped on a caravan at Cobholm, Yarmouth after a report that a computer was being used to manufacture bank notes, Norwich Crown Court heard yesterday.

But when they seized the computer they found indecent images of children on it, the court heard.

Michael Taylor, 35, of Cobholm Caravan Park, Tyrells Road, Yarmouth, admitted four offences of making indecent images of children under 13 in May 2007.

He also admitted one offence of possessing indecent images.

Jude Durr, prosecuting, said there was one image at level one, two at level four and one at level five.

Taylor had lived in the caravan for about two years and no one else had access to the computer.

“He was unable to explain how they came to be on the computer and said it may have been a man who was a previous lodger for two months. But he accepts responsibility for downloading them,” said Mr Durr.

Matthew McNiff, defending, said: “This was a foolish episode and lacks any aggravating features. It must be at the lower end of the scale of offending due to the small number of images.”

Taylor, a man of previous good character was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with a supervision order for two years.

He was also put on the sex offenders' register for five years.

Judge Paul Downes told him: “Courts take such matters seriously even if they are for your own use. For such images to be produced, children have to be abused.”

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