29/02/2012

Man Jailed For Downloading Pornographic Images Of Children

A man who downloaded and distributed pornographic images of children has been jailed for two years.

Barry James Shaw, 31, from Balfour Avenue in Belfast, admitted to 28 charges.

At Belfast Crown Court this morning, Judge Patrick Lynch QC, also imposed a further three year probation order and is barred from working with children for the rest of his life.

He also has to sign the sex offenders' register.

Shaw pleaded guilty to 24 charges of making indecent images of children and a further four of distributing indecent images on dates between February 2006 and August 2009.

The charges cover a total of 4,630 images including 28 movie files and almost 1,000 images at the most heinous categories of four and five which show sexual acts between adults and children as well as other sadistic images.

(CD/GK)

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