Suspended sentence for Worksop man caught with child porn

A Worksop child porn pervert who was caught by police while dog-sitting for friends has been handed a suspended sentence.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 9:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:31 pm
The case was heard at Nottingham Crown Court.

Karl Hart, of King Street, Hodthorpe was sentenced to eight years in prison, suspended for two years, at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday, April 27).

The 45-year-old will also be placed on the sex offender’s register for ten years, after officers seized five computers which contained child porn from his home.

He was initially caught when a police probe code-named Operation Redemption uncovered an online peer-to-peer network where indecent images were shared, and traced one hit to an IP address in Clipstone, where Hart was dog-sitting for friends.

He told officers he had visited the website “out of curiousity” but later admitted possessing 91 Category A videos, 13 Category B videos, and 11 Category C video- where Category A is the most extreme. Hart must also pay a £140 victim surcharge.