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Community order for Watford man, Robert Hewitt, found with indecent photos of children
Robert Hewitt told police he thought people who downloaded sex abuse images of children on to their computers were "disgusting."
But when officers examined Hewitt's own computer that's exactly what they found.
Hewitt had hundreds of images as well as six movie clips of child sex abuse.
Today Hewitt, 47, of Boundary Way, Watford, appeared at St Albans Crown Court to admit 11 offences of downloading child sex images.
David Chrimes prosecuting said that officers went to his home on October 1 last year.
The prosecutor said when asked if there was anything on his computer that he shouldn't have, he said those that had child sex images were disgusting.
But, said Mr Chrimes, when Hewitt's computer was examined, 532 images were discovered along with movies clips.
In court he pleaded guilty to five offences of making indecent images, five offences of possessing indecent photos of children and one offence of possessing prohibited images of a child.
The court heard that Hewitt was a man of previous good character.
Passing sentence Judge John Plumstead told Hewitt: "It's apparent to me you are genuinely remorseful and ashamed of yourself as you should be."
He sentenced him to a three year community order during which time he will be under the supervision of the probation service.
He will also attend a sex offenders' treatment programme.
The judge told him: "You've had a difficult childhood and hard life and you have not yet come to terms fully why you did what you did."
Hewitt was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order for the next five years.
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