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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
Rebecca Sherdley

Removal man had nearly 8,000 indecent images of children on computer

A man had nearly 8,000 indecent images of children on computer equipment seized from his home.

John Malarek, 57, of Sunneyside, Worksop, opened the door to police when they arrived at 7.05am on February 26, 2020.

He said: "I have looked at some images, yes", Nottingham Crown Court was told.

Computer equipment - a computer tower and hard drive - were seized from the address.

The indecent photos found included 267 of children aged between three and 15 years. They were so serious they were classed as Category A images. Among them was one Category A video.

In Category B, police found 381 still images of children aged between one and 15 years.

In Category C, 7,194 still images were found of children aged between six and 15 years.

There were 32 prohibited images, and four which were categorised as extreme pornography, the court was told.

He admitted having the images across all three categories; possessing prohibited images and extreme pornography.

Katrina Wilson, mitigating, said Malarek had pleaded guilty at the first hearing which was 12 months after he had been arrested.

She said he was a self-employed removal man, who was looking to retire prior to the Covid pandemic, but has extended his working hours with no real end date.

Malarek was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and has to attend up to 30 rehabilitation activity days, and pay costs of £340 and a victim surcharge.

He will be on a sexual harm prevention order and sex offenders' register for ten years.

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