A man has been sentenced to six years and 10 months’ imprisonment after he was found in possession of indecent images of children.
Jeremy Humphreys, 52, of Dovecote, Newport Pagnell, was convicted on March 13 at Aylesbury Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, possession of prohibited images of children and possession of extreme pornographic images.
He was convicted at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday to 40 months’ imprisonment for making category A indecent images.
18 months’ imprisonment for making category B indecent images and 18 months’ imprisonment for making category C indecent images.
He was also sentenced to six months imprisonment for possession of extreme images, and a further six months to run concurrently with his second sentence of 18 months, for possession of prohibited images.
Humphreys has also been put on the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period and given a sexual harm prevention order.
The offences took place between December 5, 2014 and April 21, 2015.
At 6.35am on April 21, 2015 officers attended Humphrey’s property in Dovecote, Newport Pagnell, in order to execute a search warrant under section 4 of the Protection of Children Act 1978.
The door was answered by Humphreys. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children.
During the search of Humphrey’s address a number of items were seized, including three USB sticks which Humphrey’s admitted to having thrown in the toilet in an attempt to get rid of evidence.
Forensic examination of these items revealed that they contained indecent images and videos of children.
Investigating officer Det Con Jeffrey Wheble, said: “I am very pleased with this conviction.
“Humphreys is a committed paedophile who has absolutely no regard for the suffering of the children in the images he downloaded.
“Thames Valley Police is committed to tracking down and bringing to justice those who seek to obtain this kind of material.”