Ex nurse had child porn images at his home in Leeds

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A FORMER nurse ordered DVDs containing vile images of children being sexually abused to be delivered to his home in Leeds, a court heard.

Benjamin Altman, 50, was arrested at his home in Moortown after West Yorkshire Police received a tip-off from officers in Canada.

Altman had purchased DVDs and ordered them to be delivered to his property after giving his name, home and e-mail address.

Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, said records showed Altman had ordered DVDs between 2006 and 2011.

Police carried out a search warrant at the property on October 8 last year.

Computers and equipment were seized and found to contain 178 illegal images. Three of the images were at category A, the most serious level of offending.

The court heard Altman had worked as a nurse but had lost his job by the time he was arrested. He is now a mature student studying at university. Altman, of Queenshill Drive, Moortown, pleaded guilty to six offences of making indecent images of children.

The court heard Altman was ashamed of what he had done, had admitted the offences at an early stage and was willing to receive treatment to address his offending. Altman was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years and ordered to take part in a programme designed to address his offending. Altman must also go on the sex offenders register for five years.

Recorder Christopher Ekins said: “When these images were found on your computer it left you with little alternative but to plead guilty.”

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