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58-year-old man jailed for possession of indecent images of children

A 58-year-old man has been jailed for possession of indecent images of children, following a court hearing today.

Steven Paul-Davis Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Steven Paul-Davis, of Swinburne Avenue, Doncaster, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court to receive his sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images of children at an earlier hearing.

He was jailed for 18 months.

Police began investigating Paul-Davis in 2014 after they received information that suggested he was in possession of indecent images of children.

Following a raid at his house in May 2014, where officers seized his electrical devices, a high number of indecent images were recovered.

Indecent images are categorised into varying levels of severity from Category A to Category C, A being the worst. Forensic analysis of Paul-Davis’ electronics showed he had around 1800 indecent images and over 500 videos on several hard drives, some of which were Category A.

– Detective Sergeant Matthew Bolger

Paul-Davis was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.