Man breaks sex images ban

A 63-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded guilty to breaching an order prohibiting him from downloading pictures of children.

Tudor Trevor Owen, from Beck Row, appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with using images of children under the age of 18 which he was prohibited from doing under the terms of a sexual offences prevention order handed to him by Chelmsford magistrates in September 2007.

Prosecuting, David Cason said that on August 23 last year police visited Owen at his home and asked him whether he had been using a computer in the premises. Owen claimed he did not have one but police later discovered he was hiding a laptop under his armchair.

After seizing the computer, 26 images of children under the age of 18 were discovered on the hard drive.

Representing Owen, Declan Gallagher said the images, which were not illicit, had not been downloaded but were a result of clicking on a link relating to a new business he was operating.

Presiding magistrate Barry Ellis committed the case to crown court for sentencing.