Nuneaton paedophile jailed for making more than 6,000 child abuse images
401 of the images were classed as category A
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A Nuneaton paedophile has been put behind bars and placed on the sex offender register after thousands of child abuse images were discovered at his home.
Ian Parrot pleaded guilty to making more than 6,000 indecent images, which were seized from his home last year.
The 49-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of making an indecent image of a child and one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child.
He’s been jailed for a year after officers from Warwickshire Police’s Online Child Sexual Exploitation Team raided his home in Southfield Close, Nuneaton, after receiving information that indecent images had been accessed from the address on August 11, 2016.
A number of laptops and storage devices were seized from the property and a total of 6,539 child abuse images were found stored on them.
Of the 6,539 indecent images found on Parrot’s devices, 401 were graded as the most serious of Category A.
Parrot, now of Freer Street, Nuneaton, accepted responsibility and was arrested as a result.
He was sentenced on Wednesday at Warwick Crown Court to 12 months in prison and will serve 12 months on licence following his release.
He was handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years and will be placed on the Sex Offender Register for 10 years.
Investigating officer Detective Constable James Griffiths said: “These images are of real children suffering from real harm and horrendous abuse.
“Warwickshire Police and the Operation Safenet team are committed to tracking down and bringing to justice those who make and download this kind of material.”
For more information on Operation Safenet, a policing operation involving four police forces in the West Midlands targeting suspected paedophiles operating online, visit www.warwickshire.police.uk/operationsafenet