Devizes IT specialist admits lying about indecent photographs of woman (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)


An IT specialist from Devizes who lied to a jury about how numerous photographs of child abuse bought on to his computer need to sign up as a intercourse offender for 10 years.

Simon Guerrero claimed the photos and flicks experienced been place on his machine by anyone working with it remotely.

But after the 47-year-old’s clarification was forensically dismantled by the prosecution at a demo right before Swindon Crown Courtroom the jury uncovered him guilty.

And conversing to a probation officer who compiled a pre-sentence report the father-of-a person admitted what he experienced completed, stating he was far too ashamed to explain to the real truth.

Guerrero, of Bowes Courtroom, Thomas Wyatt Street, Devizes, was remaining sentenced for eight counts of producing indecent photographs of youngsters amongst May 2001 and July 2015.

The police experienced attended his residence after acquiring details from the United States where the FBI uncovered he experienced been accessing the product.

It was uncovered he experienced been seeking the vile product online through research engines.

Philip Warren, defending, mentioned his consumer was a ‘high achiever’ who owns an IT business which turns around about £100,000 a year.

Nevertheless he mentioned he experienced a consumer who just defaulted on a £50,000 bill and his conviction did not help small business.

He mentioned he was presently shelling out £950 a thirty day period in servicing to his previous wife and son and realised now that it was unwise to have a demo.

Passing sentence Judge Robert Pawson mentioned: “Mr Guerrero, you are 47 years of age, you are an IT specialist.

“You did your very best to conceal your activities. Functions which spanned numerous years when you had been accessing web pages which contained photographs, sexual photographs of youngsters.

“That will have no doubt scarred her lifetime. Mr Guerrero, there is no simple way of putting it, individuals like you who access that product deliver the market place and deliver the incentive for the individuals who take these sort of photographs, to take them and to place them on the online.

“So there is a number of youngsters out there for whom you are at the very least partly accountable for the most grotesque indignity remaining carried out on them or them remaining forced to carry out.

“It is apparent to me that you now take that you accessed these photographs and your knew it was wrong.”

The choose imposed a 21-thirty day period jail time period suspended for two years with supervision and 25 days rehabilitation activity necessity.

He also imposed a 10-year sexual hurt avoidance purchase on Guerrero proscribing his liberty to match the interval he need to sign up as a intercourse offender.

An NSPCC spokesperson for South West England mentioned: “Possessing child abuse photographs is a severe offence and we need to under no circumstances forget that the youngsters in these films and photographs are remaining raped and sexually assaulted to create this sickening product.  

“More desires to be completed by online suppliers, governments and law enforcement to slice this product off at the source, but even then there is no guarantee that the current abuse photographs will at any time vanish from the world-wide-web.

“Guerrero’s crimes have only served gas this disgusting trade in photographs which destroys children’s lives.”

Any adult nervous about a child can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000. Kids can contact Childline on 0800 1111.



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