Cambridgeshire man in court over indecent child images

A former charity worker has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to making or possessing indecent photographs of children.

David Cunningham, of Dovehouse Close, Ely, Cambridgeshire, was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, at Cambridge Crown Court.

He admitted nine indecency offences.

The 62-year-old former St John Ambulance worker was also ordered to pay £400 costs and attend an internet sex offender treatment programme.

'Prohibited images'

He was also put on the sex offenders register for five years.

Cunningham admitted two counts of making indecent images of a child, three of possessing an indecent photograph, two charges of possessing an extreme pornographic image and two of possession of a prohibited image of a child.

Police said the case involved 240 indecent images.

Det Con Gareth Purdy, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "Cunningham admitted the offences early on when we carried out a warrant at his home.

"Although he had previously worked for St John Ambulance Service he resigned from his post when the investigation began."

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