Pervert downloaded sickening child abuse images at the home of his elderly parents

A pervert download sickening child abuse images at his elderly parents' home which was then raided by police.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:45 am

Andrew Robinson, 51, still had a bedroom at the address in Wakefield which he kept locked but would visit "daily", Leeds Crown Court was told.

Jade Edwards, prosecuting, said West Yorkshire Police received intelligence in February 2019 that the vile images and videos were being downloaded at the property.

When police took a search warrant to the house, it was found that Robinson's parents had no electronic devices capable of downloading.

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The couple told officers that their son frequently visited them.

They found his bedroom locked, but once they got inside they seized a laptop, a computer tower, two USB sticks and a digital camera.

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Forensic analysis found 50 images and six videos classed as category A - the most serious level of offending.

There were also 68 category B images, 1,898 category C images and 68 category C videos.

Robinson, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images and possessing prohibited images of a child.

Sarah Marie Cunnane, mitigating, said Robinson made "full and frank" admissions during his first interview with police before any of the images were found by investigating officers.

The court was told that Robinson, who is a distribution worker for Next, has a wife and family that were continuing to support him.

Robinson was made the subject of an 18-month community order.

He must complete 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 120 hours of unpaid work.

Robinson was also placed on the sex offender register and was made the subject of a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to allow his internet use to be monitored.