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Richmond porn addict had 2,000 child images

Published July 5, 2013 by misty534

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A porn addict whose collection totalled 250,000 images could face jail, after indecent images of children and animals were found among them.

Wayne Cook pleaded guilty to possessing 2,063 pornographic images of children, 58 movies and 11 extreme photographs of animals, when he appeared at Kingston Crown Court on July 3.

The 36-year-old production manager from Langham Gardens, Richmond, was cautioned in January 2006 for possessing indecent photographs.

His representative Kieran Galvin said: “He said that he’s had a very bad addiction to mainline pornography.”

He told the court Cook’s porn collection consisted of about 250,000 images.

He said: “This amounts to 1 per cent of that and obviously 1 per cent is far too much.”

He told the court Cook, who is happily married to his partner of eight years, had tried to address his addiction and asked his solicitor to find him a counsellor.

Mr Galvin said Cook would like to stop “wasting so much time generally looking at mainstream pornography”.

Cook, who has no children, was arrested on August 17 last year at his father-in-law’s address in Richmond by chance, after his laptop and hard drive were seized relating to another corrupted computer.

When he was arrested he fully admitted to police that the images, from level one to the most serious level five, were his.

Cook, who will celebrate his first wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 7, had a total of 326 level four and five indecent images of children.

Judge Paul Dodgson said: “You are in real danger of going to custody and you remain in real danger of immediate custody.”

Reports will be prepared by probation before Cook is sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on August 7.

He is on bail and is now on the sex offenders register.


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