Man jailed after young boys sex movie download

North Somerset Courthouse

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A 68-YEAR-OLD Weston man has been jailed for downloading a photo and movie of naked boys as young as 10.

Peter Carter, who has a previous conviction for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy nine years ago, will remain on the sex offenders’ register.

Michael Collins, prosecuting, told North Somerset Courthouse on Monday that the two files showed naked boys aged 10-14 engaging in sexual acts.

Carter, of Sunnyside Road, originally bought the laptop for internet banking and checking the Liverpool Football Club website, but turned to searching for pictures of naked boys in July 2011.

Mr Collins told the court that Carter injured himself while performing a sexual act, at which point he realised he needed to seek help.

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The 68-year-old has since travelled to Birmingham for counselling and received support from his local Methodist church of his own volition.

Anjam Arif, defending, said the files were downloaded automatically onto Carter’s computer but were never opened.

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Mr Arif added: “He does express considerable remorse and regret for his actions.”

Carter admitted two counts of making indecent photos of movies when appearing before magistrates last month.

The photo is considered to be of category two severity and the three-minute movie of category four. Five is the highest possible rating.

Police officers also found 28 similar images but their severity was not great enough to bring about charges.

Chris Darke, chair of the bench, said: “This is a matter where a custodial sentence is the only option available.

“The matter is so serious because there are two images and because of your previous conviction.”

Carter will serve a 26-week sentence for the movie and four weeks for the photo, to be served concurrently.

He will also be on the sex offenders’ register and subject to a sex offenders’ prevention order for seven years. The laptop was ordered to be destroyed.

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