Leeds man jailed over child images

Leeds Crown Court.
Leeds Crown Court.

A Man who created a “library” of child pornography at his family home in Leeds has been sent to prison.

A judge told Nicholas Lindop, 62, he had a “deep-seated desire” to access sexual images of young boys.

It is the second time Lindop has been jailed for child porn offences.

Leeds Crown Court heard police searched Lindop’s home on Moorland Walk, Moortown, on January 4 this year after receiving intelligence. Computer equipment was seized which was later found to contain almost 6,000 indecent images of children.

Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, said many of the images featured the abuse of boys aged as young as five years old.

The prosecutor said one image showed a child visibly in pain from the abuse he was subjected to.

The computer equipment had also been fitted with a programme designed to conceal his offending.

Lindop told police he had he had an addiction to adult pornography but had accessed images of children because he was “looking for more variety.” He pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent images of a child.

Lindop blamed authorities for not giving him enough help to address his offending when he was last sent to prison.

Lindop was jailed for 18 weeks back in 2005 after pleading guilty to 21 indecent images offences.

Judge Robin Mairs said: “You said these offences were committed because you had not been given enough help. You are responsible for these offences - you, and you alone.”