Man jailed after police find 30,000 indecent images of children on laptop

Jailed: Graham Phillips
Jailed: Graham Phillips

A paedophile who kept more than 30,000 indecent images of children on his computer has been jailed.

Graham Phillips threw his laptop out the window as police raided his home in Darwin Close, Medbourne in November last year.

Later when officers found it, they discovered thousands of photographs of youngsters as young as six months old.

On December 5, the 56-year-old pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court to making indecent photographs of children and two counts of breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

He was last week sentenced at the same court to three years and three months’ imprisonment for the indecent images offence and six months’ imprisonment for the breach of SOPO, to run consecutively.

Det Con Mark Stalder, from Abingdon Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT), said: “This investigation involved hard work from a team of officers including those in the POLIT and the High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) in particular, who were praised by the judge during Phillips’ sentencing.

“I am pleased to see the investigation achieved the successful conviction of Phillips, who the judge described as a “committed paedophile” with a “horrendous record of offending.”