Portsmouth sailor jailed for child abuse images 'no longer in Royal Navy'

A FORMER sailor jailed for having child abuse images is no longer in the forces, a Royal Navy spokesman has confirmed.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 12:30 pm

Former Royal Navy sailor Dominic Robinson, 34, was arrested at work in Portsmouth by police who found he had more than 1,000 abuse images.

As reported, Robinson, now of Midway Road, Colchester, jailed for 20 months at Portsmouth Crown Court yesterday earlier this week.

He admitted making indecent photographs of children, attempting sexual communication with a child, and encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence.

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Dominic Robinson, 34, of Midway Road, Colchester, was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court.

A Royal Navy spokesman today said: ‘I can confirm Dominic Robinson is no longer a member of the Royal Navy.’

Police searched Robinson’s home on January 28, 2019, after intelligence suggested he had been uploading indecent images of children and taking part in online conversations about child abuse.

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Internet Child Abuse Team (ICAT) searched Robinson’s three phones, laptop, tablet, and several cameras, uncovering more than 1,000 child abuse images.

These pictures included category A images, which are classed as featuring the most serious types of abuse.

Several videos of category A and B were also discovered, as well as sexualised communications with children.

DC Stephen Hill of Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Robinson is a habitual collector of indecent images that include category A, the most serious kind, for his own sexual gratification.

‘He was found to not only have been in possession of such images, but also actively sought to communicate with children.

‘Tackling online viewing of indecent images and safeguarding children online is a priority for police and we will do everything in our power to bring offenders to justice.’

Anyone who has any concerns about child abuse should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101.

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