Gosforth pervert was working for Care Quality Commission when he was caught with child abuse images

By Rob Kennedy

A married software developer who was caught with child abuse images has been spared jail.

Michal Grzegorzak, who worked for the Care Quality Commission, had downloaded the indecent images from the internet onto laptops and a desktop computer.

When police went to his home on Hollywood Aveune, Gosforth, Newcastle, in November 2019, they seized the devices containing the material.

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Newcastle Crown Court heard there were two category A images, four category C, 555 prohibited images and 562 extreme pornography images.

A further 222,000 images were not categorised by police.

The age range of the youngsters in the images was between eight and 15.

Grzegorzak, 40, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to two counts of making indecent images, possessing extreme pornography and possessing prohibited images.

Judge Robert Adams sentenced him to eight months suspended for two years with 100 hours unpaid work and rehabilitation. He must also sign the sex offenders register and be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

Michal Grzegorzak, who admitted indecent images offences (Newcastle Chronicle)

The judge said Grzegorzak had been viewing pornography since he was 12, became desensitised to it and ended up looking at illegal material.

The court heard Grzegorzak is remorseful and has sought professional help.

Judge Adams said: "You have done work and are now much more aware of the damage the activities of people like you can cause.

"If there is a demand for such images, somewhere along the line a child is abused to make and create those images."

Grzegorzak has a degree in I.T. and worked for the Care Quality Commission after arriving from Poland in 2016. Anticipating he would lose that job, he quit and is now self-employed working with computers.

Shada Mellor, defending, said he has been accessing counselling and attending "sexoholics anonymous" and is currently separated from his wife.

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