Man jailed for making indecent film of a child
A man caught with indecent images of a child on his iPad has been jailed for 10 months.
Anthony Faiers, 43, of High Street, Hopton, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, July 16, after pleading guilty to one count of voyeurism and three of making an indecent image of a child.
The court heard how a 10 minute movie he had filmed had been discovered on his iPad.
Police officers later found further copies on a memory stick, a computer and another tablet device.
Appearing for Faiers, Joanne Eley said it had been a ‘one off’ offence committed by a man who has no previous convictions.
She said the self-employed IT worker, who works for a company near Stowmarket, was hard working and well respected by his professional colleagues, one of whom sat in the gallery to support him.
Miss Eley said: “He says he feels ashamed of his actions and has real difficulties coming to terms with what he did.”
Jailing Faiers for ten months, Judge John Devaux said that he would also have to pay £600 towards the cost of prosecution.
Faiers was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention order for 10 years, ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and will be prohibited from working with children for 10 years.
Judge Devaux ruled that all four devices on which Faiers had stored a copy of the movie should be destroyed.