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Dartford pervert who had 167 indecent images of children jailed for 32 months

PUBLISHED: 12:12 04 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:12 04 January 2016

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

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Scott Harrison, 40, formerly of Willow Road, pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent images of children

A Dartford man who was found with 167 indecent images of children, and 59 videos on his laptop, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Scott Harrison, 40, formerly of Willow Road, pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent images of children and a further charge of possessing indecent images with intent to show them as he was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on December 23.

The sentencing comes after it was reported in May that Harrison had been distributing indecent images of children online.

Harrison was subsequently arrested and his computer equipment was seized.

Investigators found 56 indecent images and one video on this equipment though forensic investigations also revealed that 167 pictures and 59 videos had been on a laptop at some point.

DC Kinga Hammersley, the investigating officer for the case, said: “Harrison deliberately sought out images and videos of children who had been subjected to horrific abuse.

“Children subjected to this kind of abuse will have to deal with its psychological affects for the rest of their lives.

“They often come from vulnerable backgrounds and their abusers take advantage of that in the most appalling way.

“I hope that this case serves as a reminder that we fully investigate all reports of people distributing or producing images of children being sexually abused.”

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