A former engineer residing in Cleadon has been jailed for 11 months after being found guilty of downloading and possessing 16,736 child abuse images featuring babies as young as 2 months old.
Kevin Turner, of North Drive, Cleadon, pleaded guilty to possessing the images across every category and was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court. A judge described his behaviour as “sickening”.
Already in trouble with Police over this, whilst on Bail Turner’s laptop was seized and four videos were found of children under ten being abused by adults.
Turner must sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.
This story first appeared in the Shields Gazette