Wakefield man caught with child porn on his computer after selling laptop to a cash generator store

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A pervert who downloaded vile movies of children being sexually abused was caught after he sold his computer at a pawnbrokers.

Samuel Webley, 28, pretended to be disgusted after being confronted over the illegal images after shop staff contacted police.

Webley, of Hope Street, Wakefield, was jailed for 10 months after admitting 11 offences relating to the possession of indecent child images.

Leeds Crown Court heard the offences came to light in 2010 after Webley had relationship problems with his partner. He used his girlfriend’s laptop to download illegal images and later moved out.

Webley then went to live with his mum. She bought him a new computer and he continued to access child porn.

Webley moved back in with his partner and attempted to delete the material from both laptops.

He then sold them for £50 each at a cash generator store but the material was discovered when staff were clearing the disk memory.

A total of 158 movies were discovered.

The court heard 55 were at level four, the second most serious kind.

Stephen Swan, mitigating, said Webley had only accessed the material over a period of a few weeks and hadn’t attempted to distribute it.

Judge Guy Kearl QC, passing sentence, said: “These movies showed the exploitation of young females. You did it for your own excitement and arousal.

“It was anything but that for those children.”