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Nuneaton man who made more than 6000 child abuse images has been jailed for a year

On  11th August 2016 officers from Warwickshire Police's Online Child Sexual Exploitation Team executed a warrant at a house in Southfield Close, Nuneaton, after receiving information that indecent images had been accessed from the address.
A number of laptop computers and storage devices were seized from his home and found to contain a total of 6539 child abuse images, of which 401 were graded as the most serious of Category A.
Ian Parrot
Ian Parrot
Ian Parrot, aged 49 and from Nuneaton, accepted responsibility and was arrested as a result.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of making an indecent image of a child and one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child. He was sentenced yesterday (Wednesday 28 June) at Warwick Crown Court to 12 months in prison and will serve 12 months on licence following his release. He was handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years and will be placed on the Sex Offender Register for 10 years.
Investigating officer Detective Constable James Griffiths said: "These images are of real children suffering from real harm and horrendous abuse. Warwickshire Police and the Operation Safenet team are committed to tracking down and bringing to justice those who make and download this kind of material."
For more information on Operation Safenet, a policing operation involving four police forces in the West Midlands targeting suspected paedophiles operating online, visit


Issued: Thursday June 29, 2017 11.25am Helen Blake, Corporate Communications


Published 29/06/17