Portsmouth man caught with 40 child abuse images claimed he only saw 'pop-ups'

A MAN caught with 40 child abuse images told police: ‘I might have seen some stuff but only pop-ups.’

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:00 am

Portsmouth Crown Court heard David Hammond, 56, of Arnaud Close, Buckland, admitted three charges of making indecent images of children.

Police were alerted to suspicious activity on his internet connection and visited his home on June 17, 2018.

When they arrived he said: ‘I might have seen some stuff but only pop-ups.

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Portsmouth Crown Court. Picture: César Moreno Huerta

‘Officers conducted a search of the premises.’

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A Samsung mobile phone was seized and found to have indecent images of children.

There were nine category A images showing children aged 12 to 15, and 24 at category B of children aged 10 to 15. There were seven category C images, the least severe rating.

He was handed an 18-month community order with 30 rehabilitation activity days and 150 hours’ unpaid work.

He must comply with a sexual harm prevention order and sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.

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