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Police officer who downloaded 16 child porn pictures of young girls in erotic poses will appeal his conviction

Published June 25, 2013 by misty534



An award winning Waltham Forest police officer is appealing against his conviction for possessing indecent images of children.

Adam Holbrook, 29, who is based in Waltham Forest but lives in Chelmsford, was fined £640 in May after 16 images of young girls in erotic poses were found on his laptop.

He claimed they had downloaded without his knowledge as he browsed porn site Prime Jail Bait looking for adult images.

But the officer was convicted of making indecent images of children at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 16 after a two day trial.

Appearing at Southwark Crown Court yesterday, Holbrook’s lawyer Heather Oliver said: “The first issue is whether he could have known the images were being made.

“The issue of whether the images were indecent, and whether the young women were underage will also be raised.”

Holbrook admitted regularly using porn sites during his trial, but said he did not know how the 16 images had ended up on his computer.

He was arrested on August 7 last year over claims he had 16 child porn pictures on his computer.

The images include underage girls posing in underwear or completely naked.

His appeal, which will last two days, will be heard on October 24 at Southwark Crown Court.

Holbrook had denied one offence of making indecent images of children.

The officer had been commended for his work at a murder scene in Chingford in 2007 where music producer Richie Holmes was shot dead.

He is currently suspended from the Met and will remain so pending a disciplinary hearing which will take place once court proceedings are over.



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Waltham Forest Met PC found guilty of child porn charge

Published May 21, 2013 by misty534



A Metropolitan policeman based at Waltham Forest has been found guilty of making indecent images of children.

PC Adam Holbrook, 29, had denied making 16 images of children in erotic poses.

On Thursday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court he was ordered to pay a £640 fine and £450 in prosecution costs.

He will be placed on the sex offenders register.

PC Holbrook has been suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

PC Holbrook received a commendation in 2007 for his work on the investigation into the murder of Richie Holmes in Chingford.

Mr Holmes, 21, was shot dead in Greenham Crescent in 2005 and PC Holbrook was praised for his work at the scene along with nine other officers.