Local News & Archive — July 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm — Updated: July 7, 2016 at 12:36 am

Rhuddlan grandad jailed for child porn collection

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A grandfather-of-two who downloaded thousands of indecent images and hundreds of movies has been jailed for eight months.

A judge said Raymond Parry (73) showed no genuine remorse after over 37,000 pictures and 366 videos of child sex abuse were discovered in the shed of his Rhuddlan home.  Some of the images involved children as young as four.

Parry was arrested last December after police raided his home – they acted on intelligence that recent material was being downloaded. Such was the scale of the pensioner’s collection that only a limited number of images could be examined.

He told police that he had been working with computers and kept them in his shed as a hobby. He downloaded material every day as it developed into an ‘obsession’ and compared it to stamp collecting. He also denied having any sexual interest in children.

The defence at Mold Crown Court said Parry was of good character and had co-operated fully with police. His family had been fully aware of what happened – and his lawyer argued that he should be placed on a community order with help from the probation service.

But Judge Rhys Rowlands rejected the defence’s plea and jailed Parry immediately, because he felt Parry had carried out ”serious and disturbing offending” and showed ”no genuine contrition” for what he had done.

While taking into account his early guilty plea and that he had no previous convictions, the judge said his denial of any sexual interest in children ”flies in the face of common sense” and that he did not understand the harm caused by viewing the indecent imagery.

Parry was also told to sign the sex offenders register for ten years – he was also placed under a decade-long sexual harm prevention order.

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