Thursday 4th March 2021 - 18:11
Current Artist
Current Song
On air now
Non Stop Music
18:00 - 00:00
Listen live

Paedophile Sentenced After Downloading 1,000 Images & Videos

10th February 2021
News, Mansfield

A man who downloaded close to 1,000 child sexual abuse images and videos was caught by police.

 

Alexander Hitch had his home raided by officers and they found hundreds of files on his computer.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were alerted when his IP address was used to download the material on the illegal software

In total officers found that Hitch had 17 images and videos graded in the most serious Category A. Meanwhile he also had 216 images and video from Category B and 660 images and video from Category C. 

Officers conducted a warrant at his home address in the early hours of 4 December 2019 after they intercepted a user downloading an indecent image four months previously. 

Hitch was arrested on suspicion of making indecent images of children and his devices and mobile phones were seized. 

Officers at the scene asked Hitch if there would be any indecent images on his computer, which he replied. 'Possibly on my laptop.' He then pointed to his device next to his bed upstairs.

Whilst being interviewed, Hitch admitted having hundreds of photos and videos stored on his device. 

Hitch, 32, of Cheriton Drive in Ravenshead pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images. 

He appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday and was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. 

 

Detective Constable Andrew Taylor said: “Behind every one of these images are vulnerable children in various parts of the world who are being abused by adults.

“By downloading this kind of material offenders like Hitch are directly contributing to a cycle of abuse that can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims.

“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to tackling this type of crime and we will do everything we can to find those who download indecent images of children.”


CLICK HERE FOR MORE LOCAL NEWS

The Mansfield 103.2 Directory

Click here to access a really useful guide to dozens of local businesses.

To display weather you need to supply your location in Station settings.

On Air
On air now
Non Stop Music
18:00 - 00:00
Facebook
Recently Played
THE CONNELLS
'74 - '75
5 minutes ago
Buy
KYLIE MINOGUE
SPINNING AROUND
8 minutes ago
Buy
DON HENLEY
BOYS OF SUMMER
23 minutes ago
Buy
TAKE THAT
SHINE
33 minutes ago
Buy
Meduza
PARADISE [feat. Dermot Kennedy]
41 minutes ago
Buy