Lincoln man jailed for hundreds of indecent images of children

A Lincoln man who was caught with over 200 indecent images of children has been jailed for six months.

Loncey Melton, 26, was questioned by police after officers seized a disc and computer hard-drive from his home in March 2013.

Lincoln Crown Court heard 192 indecent images of children were found on the disc. The majority were at the lowest level but a small number were in the highest catergory.

A further 39 indecent images were discovered on the hard-drive but all at the lowest level, the court was told.

Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said Melton admitted there would be some indecent images on the hard-drive when police arrived at his home but during two interviews he remained silent.

The court heard some of the girls in the images were as young as seven-years-old.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, mitigating, said Melton was given the disc which was created in 2006 and had not looked at it for a number of years. “He did not create it, there is no evidence he did.”

Mr Cranmer-Brown added that the images were found among a much larger amount of adult pornography.

Melton, of Browning Drive, Lincoln, admitted two charges of possessing indecent images and a third charge of possessing a prohibited image.

Passing sentence Recorder Gareth Evans QC said he could not pass a suspended prison sentence.

The Recorder told Melton the problem with possessing indecent images of children was that it created a market for them.