A PAEDOPHILE chef was advised he was fortunate he wasn’t going straight to jail for downloading greater than 300 little one abuse movies and photos.
James Hillier, 35, of Newport Street, Cwmcarn, Caerphilly, was caught with greater than 172 class A photos which depict essentially the most severe of its type.
Nigel Fryer, prosecuting, stated the defendant additionally had 90 class B and 84 class C photos following his arrest final autumn.
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Hillier pleaded responsible to 3 counts of possession of indecent photos of kids.
He additionally admitted one cost of possession of an excessive pornographic photos involving a canine.
The offences have been dedicated on September 7, 2021.
Cardiff Crown Court docket heard how Hillier was a person of earlier good character with no convictions recorded in opposition to him.
Stuart John, representing him, stated in mitigation: “The defendant made full admissions to the police.
“There is a matter and it must be addressed rapidly and correctly and there’s a lifelike prospect of rehabilitation.”
Mr John admitted that this was a “severe and repugnant” case.
The courtroom heard how the defendant had misplaced his job as a chef and was now contemplating discovering work as a HGV driver.
Choose Jeremy Jenkins advised Hillier he would have despatched him straight to jail had he not pleaded responsible.
The defendant was jailed for 16 months, suspended for 18 months.
He was made the topic of a two-year group order and should full a 30-day rehabilitation exercise requirement, together with the ‘Maps for Change’ course for intercourse offenders.
Hillier should perform 180 hours of unpaid work in the neighborhood, pay £425 prosecution prices and a sufferer surcharge.
The defendant should register as a intercourse offender for seven years and was made the topic of a sexual hurt prevention order for the following 5 years.