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Lowestoft man receives prison sentence for child abuse images

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A man from Lowestoft has been jailed for 24 months after more than 200 indecent images of children were found on his computer devices.

43 year old David Cattermole of London Road South in the town admitted to two offences of making indecent images of children when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday 2 May.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon after a stun gun was found at the property when a search warrant was conducted.

In February 2017 police officers attended Cattermole’s address where they located a large amount of computer devices which were seized. When they were examined they were found to contain nearly 200 indecent images of children, some of the images were of girls as young as five years old.

In 2017 police officers attended Cattermole’s address where a large amount of computer devices were seized and when they were examined they were found to contain nearly 200 indecent images of children, some of the images were of girls as young as five years old.

As well as the  two year prison sentence he was also handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Public Protection Officer PC Claire Bodmer said: "Cattermole had an addiction to viewing very distressing images of children. Internet crimes such as these are far from victimless and every image depicts the very real abuse a young child has suffered. We will do everything within our power to protect victims who are subjected to these potentially life changing acts of indecency purely for the gratification of others.”

 Prosecution told the court that Cattermole has previous convictions for sexual offences in 2001 and 2013.