5 November 2010, 12:45
A Cambridgeshire man who abused several young people over three decades has been jailed.
51 year old Graham Glennie [pictured - right], from St Ives, abused a girl during the 1980s, a seven year old boy in the late 1990s and a boy in Turkey between 2007 and this year.
He was caught when a man who fixed his laptop found an indecent image of a child on the computer.
Glennie was arrested and a search of the address where he was staying uncovered DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes containing thousands of indecent images. Evidence was also gathered linking Glennie to abuse dating back to the 1980s.
For the next three months detectives built up a huge amount of evidence against Glennie.
Two victims were traced in Cambridgeshire and another in Turkey.
Glennie pleaded guilty to 16 offences of making indecent images of children and a further nine offences involving indecency. He was jailed for eight years at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday.
He was given a sexual offences prevention order, restricting his future access to children and computer equipment, was banned from working with children and placed on the sex offenders' register.
Detective Constable Derek Cornhill, who led the investigation, said: "This case was triggered after a concerned member of the public brought in evidence recovered from Graham Glennie's laptop.
From this, and a subsequent search of his address, we uncovered abuse that dated back to the mid-1980s.
Glennie is a danger to children and we are pleased the court has passed a sentence which reflects the severity of his crimes."