A man from Lincolnshire has been jailed for taking indecent images of children.

Lewis Croft, 19, of Cliff Lane, Welton appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday having earlier pleaded guilty to offences under the Protection of Children Act 1978.

He was sentenced to 26 months in prison and given a 10 year sexual harm prevention order.

Lewis Croft has exploited opportunities to work with children and once in a position of trust he has secretly taken images of children at a school. He originally came to notice for downloading illegal indecent images of children at his home address. He has been sentenced for all of his offending today and part of his sentence will prevent him ever working with children or gaining a position of trust where he has access to children again.

Detective Superintendent Jon McAdam, Head of the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit