Paedophile jailed and banned from working with children

A FORMER Donington man has been jailed for four years and disqualified from working with children for life.

Grant Peckham, 38, was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court after he admitted 15 offences following a police search at his Donington home in January 2010.

Peckham pleaded guilty to five charges of making indecent images of children, four charges of possessing indecent images of children, two charges of showing an indecent photograph to a child and two charges of taking an indecent photograph of a child.

He also admitted one offence of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity when he offered a boy £50 for oral sex and a single charge of possessing indecent images with a view to distribution.

The offences occured in 2009 and early 2010.

The court heard police found indecent images on a lap-top computer and mobile phone belonging to Peckham, and on CD Rom’s discovered in his jacket.

Peckham, now of High Street, Spilsby, was also made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and told to register as a sex offender for life.

Passing sentence Judge Michael Heath told Peckham: “You are upon your own admission sexually attracted to young boys.”

In mitigation the court was told Peckham had no previous convictions and had been living under curfew since he was first arrested in January 2010.

In a statement Lincolnshire Police said: “Grant Peckham was indentified via his mobile number by Northumbria Police as part of a national operation into the possession of indecent images of children via mobile phones.

“An investigation commenced in January 2010 with Lincolnshire Police searching the home address of Mr Peckham in Donington.”