Community order for police officer who admitted child porn offences

The Northern Echo: COMMUNITY ORDER: PC Christopher Little COMMUNITY ORDER: PC Christopher Little

A DISGRACED police officer has been sacked after admitting child porn charges.

PC Christopher Little was handed a three year community order at Newcastle Magistrates' Court today.

The court heard how six indecent movies featuring children were retrieved from the 33-year-old's computer.

The court heard that one of the movies Little had downloaded showed an adult male engaged in a sexual act with a five-year-old boy.

At a previous hearing Little pleaded guilty to six counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images.

The court heard that two of the images were classed as category four images - the second most serious level of indecent imagery.

Little had been serving with Durham Constabulary and was based at Peterlee Police Station in County Durham.

But following the charges Adam Samuels, defending, told the court that Little was dismissed from the force yesterday.

Little, of Manor Drive, Benton, North Tyneside, was sentenced to a three year community order with a three year supervision order.

He must also pay £85 costs and attend treatment at a sex offender's group.

Passing sentence, district judge Stephen Earl told him: "As I have indicated, what underpins this type of offending is the abuse of children.

"In order for this to happen, children have to be abused by somebody, and this is what, in a sense, having these kind of images encourages."

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8:24pm Wed 21 Nov 12

JBOND007 says...

Put him in prison. Too soft a sentence!
Put him in prison. Too soft a sentence! JBOND007
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8:34pm Wed 21 Nov 12

marilyn49 says...

Is this a sentance or a token gesture? What kind of message does this send out? Defies belief!
Is this a sentance or a token gesture? What kind of message does this send out? Defies belief! marilyn49
  • Score: 3

8:41am Thu 22 Nov 12

annbalou says...

Put him in prison without protection, let him take his chances with the rest of the in mates, justice would be carried out, me-thinks!
Put him in prison without protection, let him take his chances with the rest of the in mates, justice would be carried out, me-thinks! annbalou
  • Score: 2

1:09pm Thu 22 Nov 12

frankyboy says...

Guilty of an offence involving the perverted abuse of young children and this PC walks free from court. Not a single day in jail?
Something badly wrong here, or corrupt, I suspect. He should be treated more harshly than a member of the public, not more leniently.
Guilty of an offence involving the perverted abuse of young children and this PC walks free from court. Not a single day in jail? Something badly wrong here, or corrupt, I suspect. He should be treated more harshly than a member of the public, not more leniently. frankyboy
  • Score: 3

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