Prison worker from County Durham admits possessing child and extreme pornography

A CIVILIAN prison worker has lost his job after being found in possession of child and extreme pornographic images on computer.

Andre (CORRECT) Michele Savell admitted a total of 21 charges at his first appearance in the case at Durham Crown Court yesterday (TUE NOV 20).

Sixteen relate to the downloading of indecent images of a child, ranging from one to four in severity, on the five-level scale.

Level five images are considered the most serious in severity.

The 17th charge is a “roll up” count, of possession of 418 indecent images of children, between November 1, 2009, and February 23, 2012.

Savell also admitted four charges of possessing extreme pornography, classed as grossly offensive material.

His barrister, Paul Abrahams, requested preparation of a pre-sentence report on Savell by the Probation Service.

Mr Abrahams, who told the court that Savell has no previous convictions, handed several references on his behalf to the court.

He added: “He has now lost his employment and, as a result of his pleas, he will now be subject of an interim order disqualifying working with children.”

It is understood 53-year-old Savell, of Cook Avenue, Bearpark, near Durham, worked in a civilian role at Durham Prison.

Adjourning the case for sentence next month, Judge Christopher Prince told him: “You must return to be sentenced once the report is prepared.

“The length of that sentence will be determined when you come back, with all options open to the court.”

In the meantime Savell will be subject to registration as a sex offender, with the length of time to be confirmed at the sentencing hearing, on December 20.

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11:50am Wed 21 Nov 12

frankyboy says...

He may have lost his job, but now he should be punished. Surely a long jail sentence is in order for nonce scum like this?
He may have lost his job, but now he should be punished. Surely a long jail sentence is in order for nonce scum like this? frankyboy
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1:11am Fri 23 Nov 12

billyboy60 says...

they should put him in a room full of mothers whose kids have been abused i bet he would soon be cured from being the beast he his
they should put him in a room full of mothers whose kids have been abused i bet he would soon be cured from being the beast he his billyboy60
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