Morecambe man had indecent images of children

A man who was caught with indecent images of children has been ordered to have sex offender treatment.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 11:19 am

Nathaniel Hawthorn, 31, of West End Road, Morecambe, appeared before Preston Crown Court, where he admitted three counts of making indecent images of children, possessing five prohibited images of a child and possessing an extreme pornographic image involving an animal.

The offences date back to July 2018 and July 2019 and involve 11 pictures deemed category A - the most serious in law - 23 at category B and 161 at category C.

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Recorder Ian Harris, sitting at Preston Crown Court, imposed a three year community order with a rehabilitation requirement, curfew and 120 hours of unpaid work.

Hawthorn was ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for 10 years and received a sexual harm prevention order for the same length.

The court ordered the forfeiture of his PC tower and mobile phone.

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