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Man jailed for possessing and distributing indecent images of children

A man has been jailed for three and a half years for possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

Jamie Lee Tye Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Jamie Lee Tye, 28, was arrested by officers from the Internet Child Abuse Team (ICAT) in 2012 after detectives executed a search warrant at his home address.

He was living in North Cotes at the time of arrest and also worked in Grimsby.

Computer equipment, a mobile phone and printed images were seized and following the examination of these items Tye was charged with offences of possession, making and distribution of indecent images of children.

Chat recovered from Tye’s computers showed that he had a sexual interest in boys aged four to 16 and he was very active in seeking out others with a similar interest.

Following a four day trial at Lincoln Crown Court Tye was found guilty of 14 offences of possessing, making and distributing images of children.

He has been sentenced to three and a half years for the distribution offences and 18 months each concurrent for the others.

A Sexual Harm Prevention Order is to remain in force until another order is made.

“We found 2,428 category A indecent images and videos, which depict the worst kind of abuse of children, and thousands more images and videos classed as category B and C - a total of 15,252 - on a number of devices and media seized. The making of these images dated back to 2004. Tye expected the Court to believe that he had absolutely no knowledge of the images or chat recovered and that these had been put on his devices by his friends. The jury saw through his lies and found him guilty of these offences."

– DC Nicky Linn, of the Internet Child Abuse Team

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