Stoke & Staffordshire

Cobridge paedophile jailed for third time after laptop check

Jeffrey Beeden Image copyright Staffordshire Police
Image caption Beeden's computer revealed he distributed more than 6000 indecent images of children

A man has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to possessing hundreds of thousands of indecent images of children.

Jeffrey Beeden, of Furnival Street in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, also admitted distributing more than 6,000 images.

The 51-year-old was released from prison in March 2013 after serving a nine-month sentence for breaching an earlier Sex Offenders Prevention Order.

He was arrested following a routine inspection by police of his computer.

Beeden had also been jailed in 2009 for possessing indecent images of children.

Staffordshire Police discovered Beeden had set up a website and forum on an encrypted area of the internet accessed and used by offenders.

In addition to looking at the images Beeden provided, others were encouraged to post and discuss indecent material themselves.

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