AFTER uploading an indecent image of a child onto an internet site a Hampton Magna man was traced by the police who found he had more than 190 other images of children as young as five.
But despite having tried to persuade someone to send him naked pictures of that young man’s five-year-old sister, Mark Goor has escaped being jailed.
Instead he was given a ten-month sentence suspended for two years by a judge at Warwick Crown Court and ordered to take part in a sex offender programme.
The 27 year-old of Old Budbrooke Road, who had pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornography, also has to register as a sex offender for ten years.
Elizabeth Power, prosecuting, said as far back as April 2014 an indecent image of a child was uploaded onto the Instagram website.
An investigation led to the person who posted it being identified as Goor, and in July that year the police went to his home and seized his laptop and phone.
There was nothing incriminating on the laptop, but Miss Power pointed out Goor had only bought it a few weeks earlier.
But on the phone were a number of indecent images of children – girls as young as five – and conversations showing he had an interest in young girls. They included a number of hardcore images.
The majority of images were photos, but there were also 20 movies.
In addition there was a movie classed as extreme pornography, involving sex acts between a woman and an animal.
The police also found text conversations including one where Goor asked the other person whether he had a sister – and asking for a naked picture of the man’s five year-old sister.
When he was interviewed Goor, who had a caution when he was 19 for sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16, denied possessing the images on the phone, added Miss Power.