JUDGE IN WARNING TO WEB PERVERTS ; Big Brother is watching, warns court [Liverpool Echo (England)]
(Liverpool Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BIG Brother is watching you was the message a judge sent to a man caught browsing indecent images of children on the internet.
Shaun Burrows, 40, was reported to the authorities by his own internet service provider and was raided by police in March, 2012.
When police went into his flat at the Brown Edge Hotel, St Helens, and took his computers, Burrows immediately admitted he had looked at child porn.
He said he was attracted to boys in their late teens. He also told police he had been sent images by people in chat rooms, most of which he had deleted.
But police were still able to recover 134 indecent images from his hard drives.
Robert Haygarth, defending, said that Burrows was a "broken man".
Mr Haygarth added: "It has cost him everything in his life.
"His relationship terminated with the charge.
"His job has now gone. "He's moved out of the area in order to be closer with his sister.
"In effect, he's trying to start a new life."
He added that Burrows was previously of good character. Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, said the responsibility for his situation rested with Burrows. He added: "Mr Haygarth has described you as a broken man. That may very well be the case.
"But you are an intelligent broken man.
"And you know you are largely responsible for having become a broken man.
"What you need to know and others need to know is that Big Brother is watching you and what you are accessing.
"They will be caught. "And anyone who thinks to the contrary is going to be proven wrong."
He made Burrows the subject of a three-year community order.
The order requires supervision, and he was also ordered to attend an internet sexual offenders programme.
He was also given a sexual offences prevention order.
Finally, he was made the subject of an order banning him from having a computer that could delete his internet history.
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