Sex offender caught with child porn after using Hereford shop photo printer

A SEX OFFENDER was caught with child pornography after going to print pictures at a Hereford shop

Christopher Flavin admitted charges of making 56 category C and five B indecent images of children and possessing prohibited images of a child between June 29 last year and January 25.

Police had been called by the manager at a Hereford Timpsons shop, who had become concerned after helping Flavin use a self-service photo printer at the shop.

“He noticed that the pictures were of young boys and called police as he was suspicious,” Mr Robyns Landricombe said.

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Police traced Flavin from his numberplate and visited his home, where they found and seized two SD cards and a laptop containing pictures of naked young boys.

The laptop’s internet history showed Flavin had made searches including “most handsome 12-year-old boys” and “pretty young boys”.

In interview, the 69-year-old, who has five previous convictions for similar offences, admitted making and possessing the photographs.

Flavin, who is currently of HMP Parc, was remanded in custody and will appear before the crown court for sentencing.

Hereford Times