THE POLICE have welcomed the sentencing of a man from Shetland for possessing indecent images of children.
Thirty four year old Henry Hunter, of Lerwick, received a 19-month prison term at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
He had previously admitting possessing over 1,000 images of child sexual abuse which he accessed over a 16-year period.
Shetland area commander chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “We welcome the sentencing of Henry Hunter.
“His behaviour demonstrated his complete and utter disregard for the young victims depicted in the images he was viewing.
“In committing these crimes, he mistakenly believed that the internet would provide anonymity and allow him to undertake his offending undetected. However, as a result of our investigation he will now rightly face the consequences of his actions.
“Police Scotland is committed to the protection of children and to bringing all perpetrators of sexual abuse to justice.
“We would urge anyone who wishes to report any child protection concerns or sexual crime to contact us on 101 so we can conduct a thorough investigation.”
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