Westbury man jailed after pleading guilty to multiple charges relating to indecent images of children
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A man has been jailed for more than two years after pleading guilty to multiple charges relating to indecent images of children.
Richard Baker, 66, of no fixed address, Bratton, Westbury, was jailed on March 10 for 28 months after pleading guilty to seven different charges all relating to indecent images.
On September 29, 2020, officers from the Child Internet Exploitation Team at Wiltshire Police attended what was then the address for Baker following intelligence which suggested he had been uploading indecent images to the internet. He was arrested and a search of his address led to multiple electronic devices being seized and enquiries continued. Further indecent images were located on two mobile phones, including category A – the most serious category of images.
Det Con Sadie McCoy said: “This investigation began when we received information that Baker had been using his personal Facebook account to distribute indecent images of children. We then seized multiple devices to fully understand the scale of the offending and as part of our enquiries we found some of the most extreme type of indecent images of children. Baker admitted to not only possessing extreme pornographic images and making indecent images, but also distributing these indecent images.
“The Child Internet Exploitation Team at Wiltshire Police is dedicated to identifying offenders like Baker and ensuring they are brought to justice. Every child pictured in the images he accessed and distributed will be a victim of real abuse and needs protecting and safeguarding. We will continue to put these victims at the heart of what we do.”
Baker was also issued with a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to pay a £181 victim surcharge.
To report child sex abuse to Wiltshire Police, call 101.
For more information or support for anyone who may be concerned that someone they know may be accessing indecent images of children, or anyone who has wider concerns about child abuse, please visit: https://crowd.in/uSPckE