Man pleads guilty to child indecency offences at court
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A Coalville man who pleaded guilty to a number of child indecency offences has been sentenced at court.
Joseph Bailey, 19, of Robin Road, pleaded guilty earlier this month to the below charges:
- Two counts of causing a child to watch a sex act
- One count of voyeurism
- Three counts of possession of indecent images of children, relating to one count of each category of A, B and C
One count of causing/inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity was ordered to lie on file.
He was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday (23 June) and given a total sentence of 21 months in prison suspended for two years, a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Police received a report in April 2018 from the mother of a child stating that she had information that there was an indecent image of her daughter in existence.
Specialist officers spoke to the girl who disclosed communicating with Bailey online. The girl disclosed that she had sent an indecent image of herself to Bailey and also that he had sent an indecent image of himself to her.
Following a warrant executed at Bailey’s address in May 2018, he was arrested and several digital devices were seized. His digital devices namely computers, hard drives and phones were examined over the course of the investigation and other offences were identified, including indecent images of children and voyeurism.
Bailey was later charged with a number of offences and pleaded guilty at court earlier this month.
Detective Constable Chris Perry, the investigating officer, said: “This has been a long and complex investigation given the large number of devices that were seized during the warrant at Bailey’s address. It took us a significant amount of time to examine these devices and as we did so, it only added to the length of our investigation with the additional offences we identified."