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Carlisle man spared prison for downloading child sex abuse images

David Ogilvie leaving Carlisle Crown Court.
David Ogilvie leaving Carlisle Crown Court.

[A] MAN aged 63 has picked up his first criminal conviction – for downloading scores of child sex abuse pictures.

David Ogilvie was visited by police in November last year. It was discovered he had downloaded the illicit material over a period of several years.

Ogilvie was sentenced today (THURS) at Carlisle Crown Court. He had previously admitted three counts of making indecent photographs of children, and one possession offence. Some of the 161 illegal images were classed in category A – the most serious.

Ogilvie – married and a man of previous good character – was said to be “disgusted with himself”, and had since voluntarily sought specialist help.

After hearing mitigation, Judge Peter Hughes QC suspended a 16-month jail term for two years. Judge Hughes imposed a community order, comprising a rehabilitation requirement, and a £5,000 fine.

Ogilvie, of Housesteads Road, Carlisle, must also sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years, and is subject to a sexual harm prevention order for the same period.

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