Poole Paedophile Jailed For 14 Months

30 December 2014, 15:08 | Updated: 30 December 2014, 15:10

A paedophile has been jailed for 14 months for eight offences of making and possessing indecent images and movies of children, and possession of extreme pornography.

Jonathon Anthony James, 34, from Poole, was sentenced on Monday 22 December 2014 at Bournemouth Crown Court.

In August 2014, detectives were alerted to James's online activities and the Force's Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) launched an investigation.  

Various computers and electronic equipment were subsequently seized at James's home address.

He was found to be in possession of category A movies which show the most severe category of abuse.  

On release from prison, James will be given a Sex Offenders' Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register.

Deputy Director of Public Protection, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Naughton said:

"We are using technology to combat offenders who use the internet as a weapon to attack and abuse children.

"These people try to hide what they do online. Offenders need to know that the internet is not a safe anonymous space for accessing indecent images or grooming children. They leave a digital footprint and we will find it.

"POLIT work closely with similar units both in the UK and abroad to identify and bring to justice those criminals who use cyberspace to sexually exploit children.

"Children are victimised not only when they are abused and an image is first taken. They are victimised repeatedly every time that image is viewed. 

"People using the internet to abuse children can get help and stop. There is support in place, through organisations like the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, to help them."

The Paedophile Online Investigation Team can be contacted on 101.