Leamington man given suspended sentence after making indecent images of children

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A Leamington man was given a suspended sentence at Warwick Crown Court after admitting three offences of making indecent images of children over the space of four years.

The court heard delivery driver Robert Thomas Lee, 44, of Kennan Avenue, was found to have 66 indecent images of children on two computers and a mobile phone after police searched his home in August last year.

I am disgusted for what I have done. I am really sorry.

Robert Thomas Lee

51 of the images found on the devices were classified as Category C - the least serious kind of indecent images.

However, five were classed as Category B and ten were classed as Category A, the most graphic type of images.

The former coach driver admitted during an interview that he was sexually interested in children.

But prosecutor Kevin Saunders said Lee said he was “disgusted by his own behaviour and wondered how his family would be affected.”

Lee, who was not represented in court, told Judge Philip Gregory from the dock: “I am disgusted for what I have done. I am really sorry.”

Judge Gregory said as the number of images was relatively low and Lee and not been in trouble before, he would give him a “merciful sentence to protect society from this sort of offending in future”.

Lee was subsequently sentenced to six months’ imprisonment suspended for two years, with a three-year community order requiring him to attend rehabilitation and an accredited work programme.

Lee was also made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years and told to pay £340 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge.