Cumbria

Kendal child porn offender sentenced after Calgary airport stop

A man was caught with indecent images of children on two laptops after landing at a Canadian airport.

Carlton Taylor aroused suspicion when he landed in Calgary with 50 electronic devices including the laptops and very little else.

Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children.

The 59-year-old of Romney Road, Kendal, Cumbria, was given an eight-month jail term suspended for two years.

He also admitted one charge of possessing the illicit material including on 19 mobile phones.

The hearing was told how Taylor aroused suspicion when he arrived at the airport on a flight from the UK with lots of electronic devices and few other belongings in October 2015.

Officials analysed the devices and found 14 still and moving indecent images, six of which were Class A - the most serious category.

Recorder Michael Murray also gave him a 20-day rehabilitation order and a three-month night-time curfew.

Taylor must also sign the sex offenders register and was made subject to the terms of a sexual harm prevention order for an indefinite period.

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