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North Yorkshire pensioner sentenced for child porn charges

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6:37am 23rd April 2012
(Updated 2:36pm 23rd April 2012)

A Pickering pensioner has been sentenced to 9 months in prison for making and owning indecent images of kids.

70 year old Colin Robert Wilmshurst, of Willow Court, has pleaded guilty to 6 counts.

That's 4 of making indecent pictures of children, 1 of possession and 1 of owning a prohibited image.

A further 26 counts, that he was previously charged with, have been dropped.

Wilmshurst was sentenced for his crimes at York Crown Court.

Along with the time behind bars, he will also have to be signed on to the sexual offenders register for the next ten years, with that a 10 year sexual offenders potection order will be in place.

The 70 year olds computer and memory sticks were taken, they will be distroyed by the police.

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