A paedophile arrested with 11k indecent images was spared from jail to care for his mother.

A paedophile arrested with 11k indecent images was spared from jail to care for his mother.

Lance Bickerton, 60 admitted three counts of making indecent images across Categories A to C, and possessing indecent images, prohibited computer-generated images, and “extreme pornography”, namely bestiality.

Bickerton of Blundell Road, Widnes, Liverpool possessed more than 11,000 indecent images of children, The Liverpool Echo reports.

Paul Blasbery, prosecuting told the court an “extremely large” stash of photos comprised 327 images of the worst type in Category A including 75 videos, 359 in Category B including 35 videos, and 10,738 at Category C including 46 videos which showed girls as young as six years old.

Police seized his hard drives and computer towers and arrested him.
On the hard drives Bickerton also had 1,325 “extreme pornographic images showing adult females with dogs and horses” and 53 prohibited computer-generated images of children.

The collection of Category A to C images totaled 11,424 over a 13 years period.

Mr Blasbery described how the former council worker admitted “he was attracted to older teens” but “wasn’t attracted to children in real life” before entering his guilty pleas.

Judge Ainsworth sentenced Bickerton to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and made him subject to the sex offenders register, and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, both for 10 years.

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