Thursday, 6 October 2016

Paedophile spared jail to start a family

"A paedophile who was caught with more than 137,000 child porn images on his laptop and phone has been spared jail because he wants to start a family."

"Richard Arrowsmith, 41, was facing up to five years in prison but was let-off with a suspended sentence after telling a judge he wanted to become a father."

"The married man, of Church Gresley, Derbyshire, was arrested after police received a tip off in February that an IP address linked to his Sky account was used to download depraved pictures."

"Officers executed a warrant at his home and seized a computer, external hard drive, laptop, mobile phone and USB sticks on April 19 this year."

"A court heard a police computerised scanning system flagged up at least 10,000 indecent images and videos on the devices."

"But a large number couldn't be categorised due to the sheer amount of movies and pictures - including 4,336 videos and 137,000 images."

"Arrowsmith pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images and videos of children when he appeared at Derby Crown Court yesterday."

"But he was spared jail after a judge heard he was hoping to start a family with his wife who was still supporting him."

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