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Carlisle man jailed for downloading more child abuse images

Carlisle Crown Court
Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN convicted for downloading child abuse images has been jailed for downloading more illegal images of youngsters.

Keith Andrew Bell, 46, was originally handed a suspended prison sentence by a judge in 2014. He was punished on that occasion for downloading more than 1,000 indecent photographs of children as young as one during an eight-year period.

As part of his punishment Bell was also ordered to attend a sex offender treatment program aimed at curbing his offending.

But instead Bell showed “blatant disregard” for the court order, continuing to view illicit pictures of pre-pubescent girls during a 20-month period while it was in force. He did so using a mobile phone while his other computer equipment was subject to police scrutiny.

At Carlisle Crown Court today (MON) Bell, of Upperby Road, Carlisle, was jailed for 10 months. He had admitted three counts of making class A, B and C indecent photographs of children, and one charge concerning the possession of 50 images.

Judge Peter Davies also ordered him to sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

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