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Enfield man jailed for making indecent images of children

Robert Inglis
Robert Inglis

An Enfield man has been jailed for three years after he was found in possession of hundreds of indecent images of children, as well as making more than 100 indecent images.

Robert Inglis, aged 62, admitted three counts of making indecent images of children, three counts of distribution of indecent images of children, and three counts of encouraging others to commit offences.

He was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court last Thursday and, as well as the jail term, was handed a twelve-year sexual harm prevention order and life on the sexual offenders register.

An investigation had been launched following intelligence received by the Metropolitan Police that showed a number of category A, B and C indecent images of children had been uploaded to the internet – with the source linked to Inglis.

A search warrant was obtained and, in October 2018, detectives used a warrant to enter Inglis’ home in Enfield. During the search, Inglis was arrested and a number of his devices were seized. A “complex and protracted investigation” followed but Inglis was eventually charged with making 49 category A child abuse images, 28 category B images and 44 category C images.


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Inglis later admitted he had forwarded the indecent images of children on to other people and was charged with distributing 55 indecent images. Further evidence of his communications with others led him to being charged with three further counts of encouraging the commission of other images.

Detective Lee Jeffrey, the investigating officer, said: “Inglis is now behind bars for the crimes he has committed against children. We will continue to relentlessly pursue those who possess, create and distribute these vile images and I hope the sentencing evidences our commitment to this.

“Every single image possessed by Inglis features a child who is a victim of an appalling crime. When people like Inglis seek these images out, they continue to generate a market for this type of abuse.

“This remains a priority for the Met Police and our dedication to putting these offenders behind bars and bringing to justice to the victims will continue at pace.”


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