Hereford & Worcester

Bromsgrove man jailed over indecent images of children

A man has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after admitting making, distributing and possessing indecent photographs of children.

The three counts, which Colin Hoey Brown, 46, of Bromsgrove, admitted, relate to 963 images, police said.

Some of these were in the most serious category for illegal images of this nature, the West Mercia force added.

Brown, of Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, was put on the sex offenders register for 10 years at Worcester Crown Court.

The forfeiture and destruction of computer and associated materials was also ordered.

'Real victims'

Following sentencing, Det Con Mark Churchill, who led the investigation, said: "The charges against Brown involve images depicting sexual abuse of children - some of them quite graphic.

"It is important to stress that these are not just computer based, two dimensional crimes.

"There are real victims of these offences, namely the children who are photographed and abused for the warped gratification of individuals such as Brown."

At an earlier hearing Brown admitted making indecent photographs of children between 1 January 2009 and 31 March this year, distributing such images between 19 January and 31 March this year and possessing such images between 7 March and 26 March this year with a view to their distribution.

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