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Man jailed for possessing child abuse images

Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson

[A] man who was arrested in Keswick after indecent images of children were found on his digital devices, has been sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

Craig Johnson, aged 29, from Manor Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (24th March 2017) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

Johnson was arrested on 6th July 2016 following a police warrant on an address in Keswick where he was staying overnight. His devices were examined, and he was charged with:

  • 3 x Making indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of children
  • Possessing an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child
  • Possession of extreme pornographic images

Johnson has also been placed on the sexual offender register indefinitely and received an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

DI Jenny Beattie said: “I am pleased that Johnson has been brought before the courts to answer for his actions. Every indecent image of child means that somewhere a child has been a victim of abuse. There is no excuse for accessing or sharing these type of images and we will continue to work hard to bring those that do so to justice in order to protect children.”

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