Seven years in jail for man found with thousands of indecent images of children

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A Lincolnshire man who admitted photographing himself sexually abusing a toddler was today (Monday) jailed for seven years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Peter Fox, 62, was originally arrested after he was caught taking indecent photographs of young girls at Heckington Show.

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He was given a community order with a condition he complete a sex offenders’ treatment order for those offences but at the time he was detained computers and camera equipment were seized from his then home in Swineshead, near Boston.

Jonathan Dunne, prosecuting, said the seized items were later found to contain thousands of indecent images of children including over 100 he took himself of the two year old girl.

Mr Dunne said that when Fox was interviewed he admitted he had taken the photographs of the young girl.

“A number of the photographs include a hand with a wedding ring on it. He accepted that is his hand.

“He denied getting any sexual pleasure from it but said he liked looking at indecent pictures.”

Fox, 62, of The Meadows, Spalding, admitted sexually assaulting a two year old girl and a charge of inciting a girl under the age of five to engage in sexual activity. He also admitted four charges of taking a pornographic picture of a child, four charges of making an indecent photograph and a further charge of possessing 15,644 indecent images of children.

Recorder Gareth Evans QC told him “What you did was disgraceful. You are a risk to young children.”

Sunil Khanna, defending, said “He is a man who had an interest in photography but unfortunately that interest went too far. He has lost everything as a result of this.”