Cambridge man jailed for downloading 'paedophile guide' and images
- 22 March 2013
- From the section Cambridgeshire
A teenager who downloaded a "paedophile guide" - a step-by-step guide on how to identify a victim and go on to abuse that child - has been jailed.
Kieran Lynch, 18, of Stevenson Court, Cambridge was sentenced to three years at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday.
He had more than 64,000 indecent images of children on his computer and more than 400 films.
Lynch had earlier admitted 12 counts of making and possessing indecent images of children.
He was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order for a minimum of eight years and will be placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.
Cambridgeshire Police arrested Lynch in July following information passed to them by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
His internet provider address was linked to more than 64,000 indecent images as well as the "paedophile guide".
Almost 500 images were at level five, the most severe classification.
Det Con Gareth Purdy, said: "Lynch knew exactly what he was doing and it was extremely concerning when we found the 'guide'.
"Downloading images of this nature is not a victimless crime as it fuels the abuse of children worldwide.
"There is no excuse for it and, as this case demonstrates, those who access such images can be traced and will be dealt with."