A sick pervert who downloaded and distributed indecent images of children has been jailed.
John Aled Jones, age 38, of Bracebridge Road, Atherstone, had 226 indecent images, many of them category A, the most serious type, on his phone when officers seized it.
Having received intelligence on September 29, officers they went to his home address on October 8 to arrest him.
They also found evidence he had distributed an indecent category A video and seven indecent photographs, including two category A.
He was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday (November 12) to four years and four months in prison after he had previously pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing an indecent photograph of a child, three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, and breach of a sexual harm prevention order.
Jones was also convicted of breach of a sexual harm prevention order which was put in place following a previous conviction for making indecent images of children. He had deleted his internet history, something this order prohibited him from doing.
Detective Constable Adam James from the Warwickshire Police Online Child Sexual Exploitation Team said: “The children in these images suffered from terrible abuse and Jones’ actions and the actions of all people who access indecent images of children create more demand for this sickening trade.
“As well as being given a significant prison sentence, Jones has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and was made subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.
“I hope this outcome sends a message to other people who access indecent images of children and reassures the public we will do all we can to stop people like Jones from acting on their disgusting urges.”