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Man convicted of making indecent images of children for second time

News   •   Mar 05, 2020 13:05 GMT

Jailed: Aron Mortlock

A man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail after he was convicted of making indecent images of children.

Aron Mortlock, 37 (03.11.82) of Waters Road, Lewisham, pleaded guilty to the below offences at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 12 February:

-Three charges of making an indecent image of a child

-Distributing an indecent image

-Attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sex offence

He was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday, 4 March. He will remain on the sex offenders' register for life.

The court heard that in September 2019, police received intelligence that a Category A indecent video of a child had been uploaded onto the internet.

Research showed it had been uploaded by Mortlock, a registered sex offender previously convicted of making indecent images of children in May 2018.

A search warrant was obtained and on Tuesday, 11 February Mortlock was arrested at his home address on suspicion of making and distributing indecent images of children.

A number of items, including a phone and hard drive were seized from the property and a large amount of indecent images of children were found on these devices.

Detective Constable Katie Slee, from South East Safeguarding, said: “Mortlock is a repeat offender and despite being under supervision continued to download horrific images of children.

“He has never shown any remorse for his behaviour and did all he could to stop police gaining access to the items seized from his address.

"We are pleased he is now behind bars and will have no access to any devices which allow him to facilitate any further crimes.”