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Despicable' paedo spared jail

PUBLISHED: 12:41 27 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:44 25 August 2010

A DEPRAVED and despicable paedophile who used his mother s computer to download sick videos of young girls being sexually abused was spared jail last Friday.

A 'DEPRAVED and despicable' paedophile who used his mother's computer to download sick videos of young girls being sexually abused was spared jail last Friday.

Printer Phillip Lock, 28, of Bendish Point, Erebus Drive, Thamesmead, was caught out when he left his mobile phone on a train and staff found an obscene video stored on the memory.

The pony-tailed defendant then sent his best friend to pick up the phone from the DLR Poplar lost property office, resulting in his arrest.

The court heard when cops turned up, Lock said: "I am not a paedo or an evil bastard but I have downloaded some sh**."

When his bedroom was searched 43 DVDs and CDs were found stashed under his mattress - four of which were found to show sick images of children as young as four being sexually abused.

One disk had 60 video clips depicting children being subjected to depraved sexual acts.

His friend's laptop was seized and officers later visited his mum's house and examined her computer.

During police interviews, Lock said he was not interested in girls younger than 16 years old and had downloaded much of the material without knowing what it contained.

Handing him a three-year supervision order, Judge David Higgins said: "You are participating in a market that does incalculable harm to children whether physical or psychological.

"Your behaviour is despicable, depraved and deeply anti-social."

But the Judge said because Lock, who works for a printer in East London, only had a small number of images in his possession and had expressed 'remorse and regret', so would not send him to jail.

The judge ordered he complete a three-year sex offenders' programme and said his name would automatically be added to the sex offenders' register for five years.

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