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2 January 2013, 15:19
A former caretaker at a primary school's been jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to possessing and making indecent images of children.
A 41-year-old Norwich man has today (Wednesday 2 January 2013) been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of possessing indecent images.
Gavin Clark, formerly known as Glenn Clark, of Ranworth Road, Norwich, was jailed at Norwich Crown Court, after previously pleading guilty to three counts of possession of indecent images.
After being alerted by Clark's employers, detectives discovered over 2000 indecent images and movies on a laptop, camera memory card and a USB memory stick belonging to Clark, found in a internal store cupboard in a compound at Eaton Primary School, where he previously worked as caretaker and at his home address. A number of images were of Level 5 - the highest classification, however, there is no evidence to suggest that the offences involve any children at the school.
Det Con Pippa Hinds of Norfolk Constabulary, who led the investigation, said:"Clark abused the position of trust he had been given by using the premises to store items which contained offensive data. His sentencing should underline to others who are considering similar actions that the Constabulary will deal with any such offences pro actively and robustly. Clark pleaded guilty to the above 16 counts at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday 28 November 2012."