Seaford man sentenced for possessing indecent images

A SEAFORD man has received a suspended prison sentence for a string of charges related to possessing and downloading indecent images of children.

Malcolm Kail, 59, of Bodiam Close, appeared at Hove Crown Court yesterday on Wednesday (September 5) and pleaded guilty to 17 charges.

The charges include 12 counts of downloading indecent photographs of a child and two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child. Some of the offences relate to level four and level five images.

In total Kail had more than 11,000 illegal images and of these over 2,400 were extreme pornographic images.

He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months, 300 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,500 costs. He has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and received an indefinite disqualification from working with children.

He will also be subject to a Sex Offenders’ Prevention Order until further notice.

Police became aware of Kail through an intelligence-led investigation by Sussex Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team which identified him as a suspect.

He was arrested in February 2011 and charged with the offences on April 17, 2012.