Man Jailed For Indecent Images

13 February 2019, 12:56 | Updated: 13 February 2019, 12:59

Robert Burns

A man from Ramsgate been jailed for six years for making and distributing indecent images.


Police received information in February 2018 that Robert Burns had used the internet to distribute indecent images of children in January 2018.

Burns, 43, of Wellington Crescent, was arrested at his home on Friday 16 February 2018 and detectives searched his belongings.

His laptop and memory sticks were seized, which were found to contain a video and around 200 indecent images, 36 of which were Category A - the most serious level. Officers also uncovered a number of internet searches he'd made when looking for indecent material online.

Burns was recalled to prison after his actions had breached conditions set out to him following a previous conviction for similar offences and the investigation continued.

He later pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images and two counts of distributing indecent images and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 11 February 2019.