A man has been jailed for viewing indecent imagery of children on a computer at Manchester central library.
On Friday 17 November he was sentenced to 6 years at Manchester Crown Court. He has also been subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.
31-year-old David Bailey pleaded guilty to 3 counts of making incident images of a child. He also pleaded guilty to distributing indecent images of a child and possessing a prohibited image of a child. Lastly, Bailey pleaded guilty to breach of a Sex Offender Requirement Order.
Bailey was caught when staff at the local library spotted him viewing the images on the computer. He had been using the device in an attempt to view the imagery without getting caught.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) investigated the computer and Bailey’s online accounts. They discovered that he was part of a worldwide network of over 1900 people that shared indecent images of children.
Detective Inspector Mike Gladwin of GMP’s Public protection Division has “Bailey continued used a public computer to continue his offending in an attempt to avoid being caught”.