Pc resigns after child porn arrest

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A POLICE constable has resigned after being charged with 22 child pornography offences.

Ian Reynolds was still serving as a Pc at Horringer when officers from Suffolk Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department used a search warrant to seize computer equipment from his home in Thetford.

The 44-year-old has been bailed to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court on June 3 on charges of making and possessing illicit pictures of children, Suffolk Police announced yesterday.

Reynolds was arrested after the raid in March and subsequently charged.

Suffolk Police say he resigned from the force this month.

Suffolk Police confirmed they were acting on information received from Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Detective Inspector Mark Little of Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Specialist Child Abuse Investigation Team is leading an Operation into the accessing of indecent images via the internet.

DI Little said: “We can confirm intelligence has been provided to Suffolk Police but to provide specific details of the disclosure or the wider operation may prejudice the investigation in Gloucestershire and elsewhere.

“The aim of the operation is to develop and disseminate intelligence to UK police forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide.”

Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre says that last year 417 child sex offenders were arrested just in cases it was involved in.

This year, one operation alone, with Lincolnshire Police, uncovered a website run from UK based server and identified 211 suspects.

If you are concerned about something that has happened online you can report it to CEOP at www.ceop.police.uk/report-abuse.

Illegal web content from anywhere in the world can be reported to the UK’s Internet Watch Foundation at www.iwf.org.uk.