Child porn photos found on mobile phone

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A sex offender, spared jail over a stash of nearly 5,000 sickening child porn pictures, walked free again after being caught with indecent images on his mobile phone.

A court had heard how Simon Lee Robbin (27) lied to police telling them he had thrown the phone in a reservoir, but then owned up and told them it was in his mattress.

Robbin was already on the sexual offenders’ register, after he was placed on it for five years in 2011. Officers had found more than 4,500 disgusting images of young boys.

The defendant, then of End Street, Colne, had admitted 16 charges of making an indecent photo of a child. He had been given a three year community order, with supervision.

The defendant, now of Leeds Road, Nelson, admitted three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child on or between November 1st and November 27th last year.

Mr Geoff Ireland (defending) said: “I believe he is complying with supervision. He has some issues.”

He was given six months in prison, suspended for two years. Judge Jonathan Gibson ordered him to sign the sexual offenders’ register for seven years and a sexual harm prevention order.