Swindon man jailed after 542 indecent images of children found on device

By Jessica Durston - 6 February 2023

  • Alun Topp

    Alun Topp

A man has been jailed for just under three years after pleading guilty to multiple offences relating to indecent images of children.

Alun Eric Topp, 48, of Bexley Walk, Park South, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on 3 February, to 32 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to making and distributing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornographic images.

Police received information to suggest that a Twitter account associated to a telephone number believed to belong to Topp had uploaded indecent images online.

Officers attended Topp’s address on 19 February, and he was arrested.

Detective Constable Justine Parsons, from Wiltshire Police’s Child Internet Exploitation Team, said: “When Topp was arrested, a search was conducted of his home address and officers located 11 media devices which were seized for further analysis. One of these was found to contain illegal material.

"Following further extensive enquiries, a total of 542 category A images were found – this refers to images depicting the most serious child abuse.

“This case further highlights the ongoing work carried out by our team to identify offenders who not only access these images online, but also distribute them. I am pleased our extensive enquiries have resulted in a prison sentence for this offender.”

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