Eastleigh man sentenced at Southampton Crown Court
A MAN has been caught with thousands of cartoon and animated pornographic images of children.
Daniel Paul Cordory had 7,148 pornographic images of young people stored on his desktop computer, a court said.
Prosecutor’s attorney Christopher Amis told how police raided the 35-year-old’s home in Twyford Road, Eastleigh and a preliminary scan of his machine revealed files of cartoon and animated children.
In an interview with police, Cordory claimed that “contextual images of children have appeared” while surfing adult sites.
He later told officers he had taken steps to stop the pop-ups.
The court heard that Cordory was spending time playing a computer game showing children being abused.
Mr. Amis explained how the accused controlled some of these figures, described as clearly childish.
However, he added: “There are actually no casualties because the images are cartoon.”
Appearing before Southampton Crown Court, Cordory was charged with one count of possession of prohibited images of a child – he pleaded guilty to the offense having been arrested in July last year.
His stash of images has been described in court documents as extremely offensive, disgusting, or obscene in nature.
Cordory has no previous convictions and Chris Gaiger, defending, argued there was a prospect of rehabilitation.
Judge Nicholas Rowland gave him a 24-month community order that included 40 days of rehabilitation and 150 hours of unpaid work.
He was the subject of a five-year Sexual Injury Prevention Order.